Rivka, member of the Jerusalem kehillah, reports on a concert that took place in the residence of the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Latin Patriarchal Vicar Father Rafic Nahra participated in a book launch of a new book on interfaith dialogue and the peace process on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

On Monday, October 23, 2017, it was announced that with the consent of the Holy See, Father Rafic Nahra has been named Latin Patriarchal Vicar, responsible for the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel.

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the members of the different kehillot in Israel gathered at the shrine of Our Lady Queen of Palestine in Deir Rafat to celebrate together the beginning of the Great Advent, to thank Father David for his years of service and to welcome Father Rafic as the new priest in charge of the Saint James Vicariate.

Organized by the Oeuvre d’Orient and the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher in France, five hundred donors sat down to a charity dinner in Bordeaux on September 30, 2017.

Father Rafic reports on the annual retreat of the Saint James Vicariate priests that took place from September 25 to 28, 2017.

Veteran member of the Jerusalem kehilla and pioneer of the kehillot in Israel, Brother Yohanan Elihai informed us that a new volume of his was released on September 11, 2017 – a comprehensive Arabic-Hebrew dictionary.

Father Rafic Nahra was named on Saturday, September 2, 2017, as interim responsible for the communities of Hebrew speaking communities and coordinator for the migrant worker and asylum seeker communities in Israel.

On Saturday, September 2, 2017, while awaiting the approval of the Holy See, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, has appointed Father Rafic Nahra to run the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel.

On August 14, 2017, Father David Neuhaus sent a letter to the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa in which he asked to be relieved of his charge as Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel.

A new book of articles written by Father David was published in English by the Studium Theologicum Salesianum.

The priests of the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel met on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Saints Simeon and Anne House in Jerusalem.

The priests of the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel met on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Saints Simeon and Anne House in Jerusalem and Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa attended their meeting.

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, the first batch of new song books arrived at the Saint James Vicariate.

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, Archbishop of Cologne in Germany, visited the Catholic communities in Tel Aviv and Beer Sheba on February 8 and 9, 2017.

The priests of the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel met on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Saints Simeon and Anne House in Jerusalem.

Father David Neuhaus, Latin Patriarchal Vicar, has published a new book in French that deals with the Christians in the Holy Land, Jewish-Christian relations and the Bible.

The lobby acting against “Price Tag” attacks held a meeting in the Knesset on December 26, 2016 in order to mark the five years since the founding of the organization “Tag Meir (Light Tag), which fights phenomena of hate and racism. Latin Patriarchal Vicar, Father David Neuhaus, participated.

The Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel wishes all our relatives, friends, benefactors, collaborators and brothers and sisters all over the world a very blessed and joyful Christmas.

The priests of the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel met on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Saints Simeon and Anne House in Jerusalem.