We have been waiting to see Father Gregor wearing his new headgear, which he received during his last visit to Poland and finally the photo has arrived. Again we express our mazal tov on this occasion, an honor not only for him but also for our little Vicariate.

On January 17, 2011, the 14th day for Jewish-Catholic relations in the diocese of Lublin in Poland, Father Gregor Pawlowski, kehilla priest in Jaffa, gives a talk as a mitered prelate, named by Archbishop Josef Zycinski.

A prayer vigil on the eve of World Peace Day took place in the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel. Tens of members of the Jerusalem kehilla and friends from East Jerusalem and Bethlehem took part as well as a number of Jewish friends.

Saints Simeon and Anne House on Rabbi Kook Street in Jerusalem has served for the past ten years as the home of the Jerusalem Hebrew speaking Catholic community. At the beginning of November, the house became the seat of the Vicariate for the kehillot.

The first copies of the latest book by Father Michel Remaud, "Echoes of Israel" (in French) are available in Israel.

The Jewish-Christian Friendship in France bestows its annual prize this year, 2010, on Father Michel Remaud, Director of the Institute for Jewish Studies and Hebrew Literature. The ceremony takes place on October 20, 2010 in Paris.

The second day of the Synod, October 12, 2010, was very eventful and included in the full agenda was the address to the Synod Fathers about the Hebrew Speaking Catholic Vicariate in Israel.

During the Synod of the Catholic Church in the Middle East, which will convene in Rome from October 10 to 24, 2010, Vatican Radio, in collaboration with the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land and the Hebrew Speaking Catholic Vicariate in Israel, will publish coverage in Hebrew too.

On Tuesday, October 5, 2010, the Vatican published the list of participants appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to the Synod of Bishops for the Catholic Church in the Middle East. Among the members of the Synod, the Holy Father has named Father David Neuhaus, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for the Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel.

As is habitual every year, the priests of the Hebrew speaking and Russian speaking communities set off together for a few days of prayer from September 28 until October 1 on Mount Tabor. This year, the theme for the days they spent together was: “Building up the community of Christ”.

On Sunday, September 12, the Hebrew speaking, Catholic communities in Israel took up a collection for the victims of the floods in Pakistan.

As a result of the illness of Father Rafiq Khoury, Patriarch Fouad Twal asked Father David, Vicar for the Hebrew Speaking Catholic communities, to direct the retreat of the Latin Patriarchate priests in Jordan. The retreat took place conscious of the preparations for the October Synod in Rome.

The decisions of those responsible for the Franciscans in the Holy Land have been published after the meetings that were held in Montefalco (Perugia) over the past few days. These decisions also touch on the life of our Hebrew Speaking Catholic Vicariate in Israel.

Newly ordained Father Oscar Mario Marzo writes to thank the kehillot.

On June 23, 2005, Bishop Jean-Baptiste Gourion, first Latin Patriarchal Vicar for the Hebrew Speaking communities in Israel, passed away.

Franciscan deacon Oscar Mario Marzo, who lives in Saints Simeon and Anne House in Jerusalem, writes to us about his participation in the visit of the Pope to Cyprus.

Our sister, Merav, is an Israeli who has been living for some years now in the Carmelite convent in Lisieux, France. She will make her final profession on the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25, 2010. She has written a letter to us from her convent.

The Jewish-Christian Friendship in France announced that Father Michel Remaud, Director of the Institute for Jewish Studies and Hebrew Literature is the laureate of the organization's prize for 2010.

The priests of the Hebrew speaking Catholic Vicariate in Israel met on Friday, March 12, 2010, at Latroun.

On Friday, March 5, 2010 the commission to plan pastoral work among Russian speaking Catholics met in Latroun.