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Rising From the Ashes
text by Ben Cramer
photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2003)
Job creation program is helping to ease unemployment crisis for Palestinians

Challenges For A Land Of Immigrants
by Michele Chabin with photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From ONE magazine November 2008)
Ethiopia’s Jews adapt to a new life in Israel

A Life Under Occupation
(From ONE magazine September 2007)
One Palestinian Christian reflects on a life shadowed by discord
an interview with CNEWA’s Maher Turjman

Through Settlers’ Eyes
by Michele Chabin
photographs by Kevin Unger
(From ONE magazine May 2006)
For many, it is all about affordable housing – not religious zeal

Religion, Politics and Jerusalem
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East November – December 2000)
Believers of three great faith traditions look upon Jerusalem as a Holy City.

One City, Two Peoples, Double Standards
by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East September – October 2000)
The tragedy of Jerusalem lies in the estrangement of the two peoples who dwell therein.

In His Footsteps
by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East March – April 2000)
Following the Ways of the Cross in modern Jerusalem reveals the contradiction of Christ’s passion and death.

Jerusalem’s Hidden Treasure
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1999)
A historic church marks the site where Peter heard the cock crow thrice.

The Holy City
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1997)
What do 2,700,000,000 Muslims, Jews and Christians all over the world share in common? Jerusalem, their Holy City.

West Bank’s New Breadwinners
by Diane Handal
(From ONE magazine July 2008)
Palestinian women put their culinary skills to work

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine May 2011)
The Orthodox Patriarchal Church of Jerusalem

Christian High Holy Days
by Sami El-Yousef
(From ONE magazine May 2010)
Recollections of a bittersweet Easter in Jerusalem

The Holy City of Jerusalem
(From ONE magazine September 2010)
A city’s destiny depends on the three great faiths

Jerusalem’s Good Samaritans
by Hanne Foighel with photographs by J Carrier
(From ONE magazine November 2009)
The elderly of the Old City do not walk alone

perspectives
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine July 2008)
Anniversary

Pontifical Mission at 50: Bethlehem
prepared by CNEWA staff
photographs: courtesy CNEWA-PMP, Jerusalem
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2000)
Palestinians gather in the “little town of Bethlehem” to observe 50 years of the Holy See’s love and concern for Palestine.

Pontifical Mission at 50: Reflections of the Nesnas Family
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1999)
A profile of a family intimately linked to the Pontifical Mission.

Alleviating the Housing Woes of Jerusalem’s Christians
text by George Martin
photographs by Miriam Sushman
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1998)
CNEWA is making a world of difference for poor Christians living in the Old City.

A Church Transformed
text by Father Denis J. Madden
photographs by Joel Fishman
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1997)
The events surrounding the unveiling of the newly restored dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

A Turning Point for Christendom
by Brother Donald Mansir, F.S.C.
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1996)
The dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre undergoes a much needed face-lift.

Feeding Mind and Spirit
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1996)
Pontifical Mission libraries all over the Middle East are not only vital areas of resource but also sites for possible interreligious dialogue.

Celebrating Mary in Jerusalem
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1996)
Catholics in Jerusalem celebrate their love for the Blessed Virgin during the Feast of the Visitation.

Honor Guards
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1996)
A thumbprint history of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.

Ring Around a Rosy
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1995)
The tenuous situation in Jerusalem echoes a morbid children’s rhyme.

The Significance of Jerusalem for Christians
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1995)

The Melkites of Jerusalem
text and photos by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1995)
More than 10,000 strong, the Greek Melkite Catholic Church of Jerusalem is alive and well in city where Christianity began.

Not an Accidental Tourist
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1994)
The author’s trip to the Holy Land unearths more than just sites and tourists.

A Historic Agreement
by Archbishop Renato R. Martino, J.C.D.
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1994)
A “fundamental agreement” is drawn in an attempt to improve relations between the Holy See and the state of Israel.

Jerusalem’s Armenian Quarter
by Joyce M. Davis
photos by Karen Lagerquist
(From Catholic Near East July 1992)
A profile of Jerusalem’s Armenian community.

On Egg Shells in Jerusalem
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East July 1990)
Is peace on the roster for the Holy City?

The Young, the Old, and the Handicapped: The Mission in Israel/Palestine
by Carol Hunnybun
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1989)
Care of the needy and human development were dear to the heart of Paul VI. A Pontifical Mission director from those days remembers.

Tantur: Dialogue on the Road to Jerusalem
by Rev. Thomas F. Stransky, C.S.P.
(From Catholic Near East October 1989)
An institute of learning in the Holy Land provides a haven for Christian unity.

Testament to a Joyous Heritage
text and photos by Gerald Ring
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1988)
Ethiopian Christians in Jerusalem observe Holy Week with a unique pageantry, but also with a clear sense of faith.

Christianity’s Holiest Shrine
by Sir William J. Doyle, K.G.C.H.S.
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1987)
The faithful have revered this site since the earliest days of the Church.

A Mosaic of Christianity
text and photos by Gerald Ring
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1987)
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre brings a cross-section of Christian churches under one roof.

A Living Icon of War and Salvation
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1986)
The Holy City: the center of so much holiness and so much strife.

A Special Apostolate in Sion
by Norman A. Rubin
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1985)
The Sisters of Our Lady of Sion are Christians with Jewish roots in the Holy Land.

Feeding Minds
by Antoine D. Nesnas and Conception Pacia
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1984)
By providing a haven for learning, libraries in the Holy Land enrich entire communities.

The Dead Sea Scrolls
by Veronica J. Treanor
photos by Leon V. Kofod
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1983)
The story of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Hospital With a Difference
by Carol Hunnybun
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1982)
A hospital in Jerusalem provides medical care for the needy.

Aladdin’s Cave at Abu Dis
by Teresa Breen
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1982)
The elderly in the Holy Land treasure the home called Abu Dis.

The Sea of Galilee: Jesus’ Lake
by Teddy Kleinhans
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1982)
The Sea of Galilee and its surroundings are a significant piece in the puzzle that is Christian history.

Serving the Smallest
by Nora Coyne
photos by Garo of Jerusalem
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1978)
The Greek Catholic Baby Clinic in the Old City helps thousands of children and mothers alike.

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Jerusalem Eye Hospital Modernized
news from ONE Magazine (20 March 2007)
St. John’s Eye Hospital in Jerusalem reopened its refurbished men’s ward on 7 February.

An Easter Message of Peace From Jerusalem
Catholic News Service (21 April 2011)
In their joint Easter message, the heads of Christian churches of Jerusalem turned their attention to the unrest in the Middle East, noting the need to respect the rights of the minorities in the region.

Knights of the Holy Sepculchre Welcome New Leader
Catholic News Service (16 September 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Officials at the Vatican headquarters of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepculchre of Jerusalem welcomed U.S. Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien as their new pro-grand master.

Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate
Catholic News Service (21 September 2011)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — At the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, history is literally etched in stone.

Jerusalem Patriarch Supports Palestine’s UN Bid
Catholic News Service (22 September 2011)
BETHESDA, Md. (CNS) — The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem said he hoped that an effort to grant full U.N. membership to Palestine would be a step toward eventual peace in the region, leading to the “two-state solution.”

Patriarch Encourages Pilgrimages to Holy Land
Catholic News Service (28 September 2011)
BETHESDA, Md. (CNS) — The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem says the dwindling population of Christians in his city needs to be bolstered by the support of Christians around the world and by their visits as pilgrims.

Mosque in Jerusalem Vandalized
Catholic News Service (16 December 2011)
ROME (CNS) — The day after an ancient mosque in Jerusalem was vandalized and burned, allegedly by Jewish extremists, participants at a Rome conference on “sacred space” called for absolute respect for all places of worship.

Jerusalem’s Patriarch on Peace in Holy Land
Catholic News Service (1 March 2012)
Peace in the Holy Land will come only when all parties embrace justice and forgiveness and sacrifice for the good of all people, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem said during a program at the United States Institute of Peace.

Israel’s Residency Laws Separate Families
Catholic News Service (15 March 2012)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Joseph Hazboun remembers when he could hop into his car in Jerusalem and drive the few miles to the nearby West Bank city of Bethlehem to see his family. It was easy enough, even passing through mandatory checkpoints, that he and his Jerusalem-born wife and children would make the trip at least twice a month.

Jerusalem Religious Leaders on Environment
Catholic News Service (22 March 2012)
Adelie penguins walk on the ice at Cape Denison in Antarctica in this 2009 file photo. Religious leaders have urged people to take their faith-based commitment to the stewardship of God’s creation to the U.N. Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil 20-22 June. (photo: CNS/Paukine Askin, Reuters)

Throngs at Jerusalem’s Church of Holy Sepulchre
Catholic News Service (4 April 2012)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — As Easter approaches, it can be a daunting task to find a quiet moment of contemplation at any of Jerusalem’s holy sites, but it is especially so at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Holy Land Pilgrimages on the Rise
Catholic News Service (5 April 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Fear of violence in the Middle East has not kept pilgrims away from the Holy Land, according to U.S. Franciscan priests who frequent the sites commemorating the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus of faith, not just historical landmarks that are more like any hesitancy to visit these places is “overcome by faith and interest,” said Franciscan Father Jeremy Harrington, commissary and guardian of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington. The holy sites, he added, remain safe places to visit despite unrest in the region.

Trappist Monastery Near Jerusalem Vandalized
Catholic News Service (6 September 2012)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Vandals burned the door of a Trappist monastery outside Jerusalem and spray- painted a wall with the names of illegal Israeli outposts, one of which had been evacuated two days earlier.

Jerusalem Holy Site Dispute
Catholic News Service (8 November 2012)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — A dispute over an unpaid water bill reportedly running to $2.3 million could threaten the daily functioning of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, one of Christendom’s most holy sites.

Video: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Catholic News Service (26 November 2012)
Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien, Grand Master of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher, previews his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Holy Land Pilgrimage
Catholic News Service (27 November 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On the eve of his first trip to the Holy Land as grand master of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher, Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien said he hoped to encourage the region’s Christian minority with a message of solidarity from Pope Benedict XVI and other Catholics in the West.

Seminarians in the Holy Land
Catholic News Service (29 November 2012)
BEIT JALLA, West Bank (CNS) — After a morning of visits to Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity and a local Catholic parish, U.S. Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien was overcome with emotion during his meeting with seminarians at the Latin Patriarchate seminary.

In the Holy Land, World’s Christians Celebrate
Catholic News Service (25 March 2013)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — The winding road from the Mount of Olives to the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem was alive with music and song in many languages as global pilgrims joined local Christian Palestinians in the traditional Palm Sunday procession commemorating Jesus’ entry into the city.

Israeli President Invites Pope to Visit Israel
Catholic News Service (1 May 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Israeli President Shimon Peres officially invited Pope Francis to Israel, telling the pope “the sooner you visit the better, as in these days a new opportunity is being created for peace, and your arrival could contribute significantly to increasing the trust and belief in peace.”

Archaeologists Restore Crusader-Era Hospital in Jerusalem
Catholic News Service (8 August 2013)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Israeli archaeologists have restored part of a 2,000-bed Crusader-era hospital run by the St. John of the Hospital order in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Sharing Jerusalem Key to Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Catholic News Service (16 August 2013)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Coveted as a spiritual and political capital by both Israelis and Palestinians, the status of the city of Jerusalem has stood out as one of the pivotal topics in their ongoing peace negotiations.

Jerusalem Church Leader Says Pope Will Visit in May
Catholic News Service (24 December 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Latin-rite Patriarch Faoud Twal of Jerusalem told reporters he expected to host Pope Francis on a visit to the Holy Land in May.

Struggle for Rights at Cenacle Shows Issues With Jerusalem Holy Sites
Catholic News Service (23 May 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — The attention drawn to the Cenacle by extremist Jewish groups has put a damper on the hopes for negotiations over the site, said Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, custos of the Holy Land.

Fifty Years Later, Pope and Patriarch Meet Again in Jerusalem
Catholic News Service (25 May 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Half a century after a historic encounter between their predecessors, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met in the same place to seek inspiration for Christian unity at the site of Christ’s death and resurrection.

Francis Thanks Religious for Their Presence in Holy Land
Catholic News Service (27 May 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Pope Francis dedicated his final hours in Jerusalem to time with local Catholics, reminding them that despite difficulties, God is always by their side.

Pope Says His ‘Most Authentic’ Gestures in Holy Land Were Spontaneous
Catholic News Service (28 May 2014)
ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM TEL AVIV (CNS) — During an inflight news conference May 26 on his return to Rome from the Holy Land, Pope Francis answered several questions about his just-ended three-day visit, giving reporters insights into his thinking and glimpses behind the scenes of the high-profile events.

Jerusalem Patriarch Denounces Wave of Retaliations After Teen Murders
Catholic News Service (8 July 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal strongly denounced the increasing wave of violent retaliations following the murders of Israeli and Palestinian teens and called on political and religious leaders to act to calm the atmosphere.

No Electricity, Water: Caritas Official to Launch Appeal for Gaza
Catholic News Service (21 July 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — The head of Caritas in Jerusalem said he would launch an international appeal to help with the Gaza Strip and would not wait until the end of Israeli-Hamas hostilities, as he had done in the past.

East Jerusalem Tour Heightens U.S. Bishops’ Awareness of Complexities
Catholic News Service (12 September 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — U.S. bishops visiting the Holy Land said an on-the-ground tour and briefing about the situation in East Jerusalem heightened their awareness of the settlement issue in the divided city.

Latin Patriarch Reminds Faithful of Suffering of Christians, Gazans
Catholic News Service (26 December 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Latin Patriarchate Fouad Twal of Jerusalem reminded the faithful of the importance of spiritual and moral salvation, which, he said, “are the basis of human progress.”

Jerusalem’s Armenians Mark Genocide a Century Ago
Catholic News Service (30 March 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — John Ourfali, 77, remembers how as a child he saw an elderly family friend break down and cry whenever he met with Ourfali’s parents, unable to speak about what had happened to him and his family in the dark days of what today is known as the Armenian Genocide.

Limits on Movement Around Jerusalem Frustrate Catholic Arab Family
Catholic News Service (3 April 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — On Good Friday, Abeer Atallah, who lives in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa in East Jerusalem, was unable to attend a prayer service marking Jesus’ Passion and death in the Old City as she would have liked.

Latin Patriarch: Help Light of Peace Emerge From War
Catholic News Service (6 April 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christians in the Middle East are called to help the light of peace emerge from the violence and anguish of war in much of the region, drawing inspiration from the resurrected Jesus, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal said in his Easter homily.

Meeting in Jerusalem, European Bishops Call on Nations to Support Migrants
Catholic News Service (18 September 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Leaders of the European bishops’ conferences expressed solidarity with people of the Middle East, especially those being forced from their homes, and called on European states to act generously, justly, and respectfully toward the influx of migrants and refugees now reaching their shores.

Patriarch: Holy Land Christians “Pray, Weep, Suffer and Wait” With Jesus
Catholic News Service (26 September 2015)
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Christian families in the Holy Land bear their daily suffering with hope, knowing that the cross is the cost of following Christ, said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem.

Unrest Flares Again in West Bank, Jerusalem
Catholic News Service (5 October 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Unrest flared in early October throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem, which has experienced tensions during September, largely over the status of the contested holy site of the Temple Mount or Haram al Sharif.

Hebrew-Speaking Catholic Community Flourishes in Jerusalem
Catholic News Service (9 October 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — A smiling priest takes the tiny hand of the child tugging at his vestments, even before he leaves the altar, and together they jubilantly process out of the Sunday Mass as the congregants belt out an uplifting worship song in Hebrew.

Haram al Sharif, Temple Mount: Holy Site at Center of Increased Tensions
Catholic News Service (15 October 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — It has been painful to watch as violence has taken over Jerusalem once again, especially along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus suffered in order to dissuade the use of violence, said Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali, Latin Patriarchate chancellor.

Praying and Hoping for Peace in Jerusalem’s Old City
Catholic News Service (19 October 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Following a week that included Palestinians stabbing Israelis, bloody clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces, and despair rising on both sides, the parishioners of St. Saviour Church in the Old City of Jerusalem came to Mass on 19 October to pray, mainly for peace.

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Christians Returning to the Holy Land

Picture of the Day: On the Way to Damascus Gate
An elderly woman on her way to shop near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. (photo: Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Jerusalem Christian Churches Issue Communiqué
Father Elias Mallon provides a brief description of the rocky political landscape that lay ahead of Palestine in its bid for statehood.

Picture of the Day: A Moment of Solace
A priest reflects during Holy Week at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. (photo: Paul Souders)

Knights of the Holy Sepulchre Welcome New Leader
Officials at the Vatican headquarters of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepculchre of Jerusalem welcomed U.S. Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien as their new pro-grand master.

"The Most Important Entryway Into Jerusalem"
The Damascus Gate is the final phase of a massive, ongoing restoration effort.

Picture of the Day: Keeping the Faith
An Ethiopian monk prays at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City. (Photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: A Helping Hand
Aida Yassi, a resident of the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, shows pictures of her creations from an album that spans her entire career. (photo: J Carrier)

Marking 100 Years "From Memory to Commitment"
Sami El-Yousef discusses celebrations commemorating 100 years of service by an organization with a history of collaboration with CNEWA.

Picture of the Day: Palestine Turns a Page
A nun reads a bible outside of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. (photo: Paul Souders)

Journey to the Holy Land: Galilee
Msgr. Kozar reports on his pastoral visit to the Middle East, sharing his experiences in Galilee.

Journey to the Holy Land: First Day in Jerusalem
Msgr. Kozar reports on his pastoral visit to the Middle East, sharing his experiences in Jerusalem.

Journey to the Holy Land: See How They Love One Another
Msgr. Kozar reports on his pastoral visit to the Middle East, including visits to the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center and Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III.

Christmas in the Holy Land
Msgr. Kozar concludes his pastoral visit to the Middle East, celebrating Mass with Archbishop Fouad Twal, visiting the place of Christ's birth, and more!

Picture of the Day: Up on the Roof
The rooftop prayer service at the Good Samaritan Center in Jerusalem's Old City.

Picture of the Day: A Knight in the Holy Land
Just days before he is scheduled to become a cardinal in Rome, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York is making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Hope and Comfort in a Divided City
Accompanied by a group of friends and benefactors, CNEWA's Father Guido Gockel, M.H.M., and Gabriel Delmonaco met with the regional director for Israel and Palestine, Sami El-Yousef.

A Trip Cut Short
Life is complicated. It is a constant battle between good and evil and CNEWA is there, planting many good seeds.

Picture of the Day: The Lenten Season Begins
A procession during Holy Week in Jerusalem taken in 1988. (photo: Paul Souders)

Peace, Justice and Forgiveness
The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, at a conference in Washington, D.C., a few days ago.

Picture of the Day: Praying in the Holy Land
A man prays in a Coptic shrine behind the Tomb of Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. (photo: Gabriel Delmonaco)

Living in Limbo
Long-time CNEWA staffer, Joseph Hazboun was recently interviewed by the Catholic News Service from our Jerusalem office.

Picture of the Day: Palms in Jerusalem
In this photo taken in 1988, a woman reflects prayerfully in Jeruaslem on Palm Sunday. (photo: Paul Souders

Why Are Christians Leaving the Holy Land?
As we noted last week, "60 Minutes" on Sunday night broadcast a report by Bob Simon on the exodus of Christians from the Holy Land.

"Velma's Dream" for Jerusalem
CNEWA Canada is partnering with the Catholic Women's League of Canada to support at-risk youth in Jerusalem.

Ephpheta Expands
Sami El-Yousef discusses a new development at the Ephpheta Institute.

An Honored Guest
On 30 May 2012 the Pontifical Mission-Jerusalem invited Archbishop Antonio Franco, Apostolic Nuncio in Israel and Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine over for an informal gathering.

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Picture of the Day: Ramadan Comes to a Close
In this image from last month, Palestinian girls in Jerusalem hold torches during a celebration to mark the breaking of the fast during the holy month of Ramadan. (photo: CNS/Ammar Awad, Reuters)

Vandals Attack Trappist Monastery Near Jerusalem
Vandals burned the door of a Trappist monastery outside Jerusalem and spray-painted a wall with the names of illegal Israeli outposts.

A New Exarch in the Old City
Bishop Moussa El-Hage was appointed the new Maronite patriarchal exarch in Jerusalem.

"Why Are They Taking It Out on Christians?"
John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter has some analysis and context on the recently vandalized Trappist monastery near Jerusalem.

Picture of the Day: Canine Compassion
Marcie Alter enjoys the company of Dennis, a therapy dog that visits patients at St. Louis Hospital in Jerusalem once a week. (photo: Debbie Hill)

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A Special Place in the Heart of Jerusalem
Judith Sudilovsky recounts her prior experience with St. Louis Hospital before preparing her article for ONE.

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Picture of the Day: Building Libraries in the Middle East
The Pontifical Mission promotes education by supporting community libraries.

The Heart of Jerusalem Skips a Beet
Judith Sudilovsky shares a bite of what the St. Louis Hospital is cooking.

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Jerusalem Bids Farewell to the Armenian Patriarch
His Beatitude Torkom II, Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Jerusalem, was laid to rest at the Armenian cemetery at Mount Zion.

Catholic Leaders Condemn Planned Route of Wall
The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land condemns the planned route of the separation wall in Cremisan valley.

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Picture of the Day: The Pope at Prayer in the Holy Land
Pope Benedict XVI prays at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in the Old City of Jerusalem on 12 May 2009. (photo: CNS/Catholic Press Photo)

Picture of the Day: Pope Benedict at Golgotha
In this image from 2009, Pope Benedict XVI prays inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher at the spot that marks the traditional site of the crucifixion at Golgatha. T(photo: CNS/Yannis Behrakis, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: Holy Week Prayers
In this image from Holy Week in 2009, Christians pray at the Stone of Unction, believed to be the place where the body of Jesus was prepared for burial, in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. (photo: CNS/Yannis Behrakis, Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: Camel Lot
Camels rest beside the road to Petra. (photo: Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

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Picture of the Day: Helping Hands
Sister Katharina helps a young friend at Maison du Sacre Coeur, a home for children with severe physical and mental challenges. (photo: CNEWA)

Encountering Christians in the Holy Land: A Dream for Children
Megan Knighton, a charitable giving advisor for CNEWA, shares a few details from her visit to the Infant Welfare Center in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Expanding an Order
CNEWA Chief Communications Officer shares news about the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, of which he is a knight commander.

A Dramatic Glimpse Inside “Jerusalem”
National Geographic has produced a new film about Jerusalem.

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Picture of the Day: The Best Medicine
A volunteer jokes with a patient during a holiday party at St. Louis Hospital in Jerusalem.

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Picture of the Day: Prayer and the Holy Land
A pilgrim prays in the Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. (photo: Paul Souders)

Picture of the Day: Pooch Adams
Marcie Alter pets Dennis, a therapy dog that visits patients at the St. Louis Hospital in Jerusalem once a week. (photo: Debbie Hill)

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Picture of the Day: The Fruits of Labor
The pomegranate is a common theme across Armenian artwork of all kinds, such as the vases of a pottery and ceramics studio in Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. (photo: Ilene Perlman)

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Picture of the Day: Prayers and Memories
A parishioner lights votive candles at a Sunday morning liturgy at St. James Monastery in the Armenian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem. (photo: Ilene Perlman)

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An Update on the Situation in Jerusalem
I returned home on 3 October after a one-week visit to New York to attend CNEWA’s annual planning meeting .

Page One: Headlines for 2/19/16
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Picture of the Day:
A Memento From the Infant Welfare Center

Spring has arrived early in New York City, and, during a much-needed spring-cleaning of my desk, I uncovered this memento from a trip to the Holy Land back in 2013.

Page One: Headlines for 6/3/16
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Page One: Headlines for 9/22/16
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Picture of the Day: Church of the Holy City
Greek Orthodox Patriarch Diodoros I of Jerusalem leads the procession out of Church of Holy Sepulchre on Palm Sunday, 1988. The Orthodox Patriarchal Church of Jerusalem accounts for about a third of the Church of Jerusalem. (photo: Paul Souders)

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Picture of the Day: Bibs Before Bounty
Fadia Shamieh, from the Palestinian Christian town of Beit Jala, helps youngsters prepare for their meal at the St. Rachel Day Care Center. (photo: Ilene Perlman)

Picture of the Day: Tensions in Jerusalem
With tensions still high in the Old City following weeks of violence, the Rev. Firas Aridah completed his work at the Latin Patriarchate early so he could leave Jerusalem for his West Bank parish before any possible violence began...

Picture of the Day: Day Care in Jerusalem
Fadia Shamieh, from the Palestinian Christian town of Beit Jala, plays with children inside the St. Rachel Center in Jerusalem. (photo: Ilene Perlman)

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Picture of the Day: Inside the Edicule at Christ’s Tomb
A conservator cleans the surface of the Edicule, the traditional site of Jesus’ burial and resurrection, in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem. (photo: CNS/Oded Balilty, National Geographic)

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from CNEWA Connections

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
(From CNEWA Connections March 2012)


(From CNEWA Connections SEPTEMBER 2012)