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Support the Good Friday Collection

The Pontifical Good Friday Collection is the result of the Pope's wishes for the bond between all Christians in the world and the Holy Places to remain strong. The collection is taken up on Good Friday, in all Catholic Churches around the world, to support the work of the Franciscans of the Holy Land.

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The Message from fr. Francesco Pattonfor the Good Friday Collection

On this occasion, we friars of the Custody of the Holy Land become beggars and we turn to you so that Good Friday may be a day of universal solidarity, a day on which Christians from all over the world take concrete care of the Mother Church of Jerusalem, which at this moment is in dire need of it.

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A brief report of Cardinal Fernando Filoni’s pilgrimage for peace in the Holy Land

A brief report of Cardinal Fernando Filoni’s pilgrimage for peace in the Holy Land from December 28, 2023, to January […]

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Cardinal Filoni in Holy Land: ‘Please believe that peace and dialogue are possible’

Cardinal Fernando Filoni concludes his Pilgrimage of Peace to the Holy Land with an appeal to Israelis and Palestinians to […]

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Cardinal Grand Master arrived today in the Holy Land

Cardinal Grand Master arrived today in the Holy Land welcomed at Tel Aviv Airport by the Apostolic Nunzio, Mons. Adolfo […]

Notification from the Grand Master

‘Notification that the Grand Master and the Governor General of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem will travel […]

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Advent 2023 – The Season of Hope and Preparation

Members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference gathered this week in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, for its Winter 2023 General […]

The Order of the Holy Sepulcher renews its commitment to the Holy Land alongside the Latin Patriarchate

The Order of the Holy Sepulchre renews its commitment to the Holy Land alongside the Latin Patriarchate

Informative video summary, detailing the meeting of the Lieutenants and Grand Priors of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre […]

The Order of the Holy Sepulcher renews its commitment to the Holy Land alongside the Latin Patriarchate

Pope Francis laments ‘innocent dead‘ in Holy Land conflict

Pope Francis laments ‘innocent dead‘ in Holy Land conflict Pope Francis met with leaders of the Equestrian Order of the […]

General Appeal – November 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters,   May the Lord give you peace!  Charity and prayer animate the entire extended family of the […]

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A Pastoral Letter has been sent by His Beatitude Cardinal Pizzaballa to all the parishes across the Holy Land.

Given the current situation the Patriarch has felt it necessary to share this. The feast of Our Lady Queen of […]

Promotion to Cardinal for His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa

Promotion to Cardinal for His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa

The Lieutenancy of Ireland sends our sincere congratulations to our dear friend on his elevation to Cardinal – Deus lo […]

Easter is a special time to visit the Holy Land

Dame Eleanor Hurl, DCHS, along with her husband Chevalier Dr Frank, KC*HS and her cousins from Los Angeles, joined members […]

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2023 Project – The Latin Parish Convent, Al-Salt, Jordan

This year 2023, the Lieutenancy of Ireland has committed to funding £45,000 towards the cost of essential refurbishment works to […]

Three members of the Lieutenancy of Ireland visited the Holy Land in April 2023

Ecclesiastical Knight Very Reverend Gerard MacCormack, KHS returned to Jerusalem where he met with the Custos, His Excellency Fr. Franceso […]

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Cniotáil chun tacaíocht a thabhairt don creche i mBeithil

Tá Dame Veronica Holohan, lena cáirde ag leanacht ar aghaidh ag bailiú airgid ó bheith ag cniotáil clocaí tae phota […]

Pilgrim Shell Awarded to Fr. Gerard MacCormack in Jerusalem

On 25th October 2022, Very Reverend Gerard MacCormack, KHS was awarded the Pilgrim Shell and Commemorative Parchment by Monsignor William […]

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Archbishop opens new 4 classroom School extension in Jordan

Today 12th September 2022, Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly,  Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly opened a new 4 classroom school extension at […]

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New Appointments in The Holy Land

On Friday 11th March 2022, the Holy Father appointed The Reverend Canon Jamal Khader, Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan assigning him […]

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The Order of the Holy Sepulchre supports the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in responding to the Covid-19 crisis

From May 2020, the 30 thousand Knights and Dames of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, present in the various […]

Christmas message from Holy Family Children’s Home, Filles de la Charité St Vincent

HOLY FAMILY CHILDREN’S HOME FILLES DE LA CHARITE St. Vincent BETHLEEM E-mail: creche@p-ol.com Dear Friends and benefactors. What a joy it is for […]

Jordan, 2019 update

Since the dawn of Christianity, Christian communities have flourished in and around the provincial towns of Karak, Madaba, Salt, and […]

Synoptic Report from Holy Land Commission

Report of Site Visit to The Holy Land (Jordan)  8 – 15 September 2019 INTRODUCTION The week spent exclusively in Jordan […]

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Why are Holy Land Christians Called “Living Stones?”

The term living stones in 1 Peter 2:5 is used as a metaphor to illustrate the secure and intimate relationship believers have with Jesus, […]