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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.

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.

Catholics Urged to Emulate Pope as Witnesses for Justice
Catholic News Service (18 March 2013)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Echoing Pope Francis’ vision for the church, Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, custos of the Holy Land, encouraged Catholics to be witnesses for the poor and for justice in the world out of love for the crucified Christ.

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.

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Remembering George Doty
Long-time CNEWA benefactor George Doty died 24 April 2012.

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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)

Knight Watch
The Catholic World Report recently offered a special report on the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem -- an ancient charitable order that has close ties to CNEWA.

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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)

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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)