Spring 1978


The Unchanging Land of Christ
Reflections on the land chosen by God for his Son.
by A.V. Crawford; photos by Rev. Leon V. Kofod

10 Interesting Facts, Beliefs and Theories About the Bible Lands
Ten interesting facts, beliefs and theories about the holy land.
photos: Rev. Leon V. Kofod, P.W.P.D.

Saint Sharbel: Lebanon’s “Paradoxical artisan of peace”
The story of the Maronite monk who was the first Eastern Christian canonized by the Latin Catholic Church.
by Dorothy Mauro; photos: courtesy of Giancarlo Giuliani

The Eternal Bridge: Turkey
With its rich history and traditions, Turkey remains a fundamental part of the history of Christianity.
by Mary Ann McDonnell

Aspebet-Peter…The Bedouin Bishop
(This article, which originally appeared in the Sept–Oct 1974 edition of JERUSALEM: Le Bulletin Diocesain du Patriarcat Latin, has been translated from French and edited by the Catholic Near East staff. This piece has been reprinted with permission.)
by Amédée Brunot, S.C.J.; photos by Rev. Leon V. Kofod, Three Lions, Inc.

A Pilgrim’s Thoughts on the Holy Land
Excerpt from the “Apostolic Exhortation of His Holiness PAUL VI to the Bishops, Clergy and Faithful of the World Concerning the Increased Needs of THE CHURCH IN THE HOLY LAND,” March 25, 1974.
by Pope Paul VI