Apostolic Administrator

April 23, 2017 Second Sunday of Easter John’s Gospel opened with an announcement full of…

JERUSALEM – On Friday, April 1, 2017, the Apostolic Nuncio in Israel and Cyprus and…

JERUSALEM – On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited the Latin Patriarchate…

JERUSALEM – On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, the Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the…

Easter Homily 2017 April 16, 2017 – Holy Sepulcher Dear Brothers and Sister, May the…

Easter Vigil Church of the Holy Sepulcher Jerusalem, April 15, 2017 Dear brothers and sisters,…

April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday John 20:1-9 On the first day after the Sabbath, in…

JERUSALEM – This Friday, April 14, 2017, the Church relives the trial, crucifixion and burial…

Holy Thursday 2017 Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher Chrism Mass and the Lord’s Supper Jerusalem, April…

JERUSALEM – On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Fr. Francesco Patton, ofm, Custos of the Holy…

April 9, 2017 Palm Sunday – Short Address at the end of the afternoon procession…

April 9, 2017 Palm Sunday   The days are being fulfilled when Jesus will bring…

JERUSALEM – The priests of the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel…

GALILEE – On March 28, 2017, in the Auditorium of Domus Galileaeae, His Excellency Archbishop…

April 2, 2017 Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A We could say that the entire…

NAZARETH – On Friday and Saturday, March 24-25, 2017, the city of Nazareth celebrated the…

TIBERIAS – On March 25, 2017, the feast of the Annunciation, the Emmanuel Community celebrated…

Annunciation of the Lord March 25, 2017   Dear brothers and sisters, May the Lord’s…

March 26, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A The Gospel passage of today’s Liturgy,…

March 19, 2017 Third Sunday of Lent, Year A John 4:5-42 The Gospel of John…

CYPRUS – On March 11-13, 2017, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate…

JERUSALEM – On Saturday, March 11, 2017, as a tradition during Lent, the Apostolic Administrator…

March 12, 2017 Second Sunday of Lent, Year A We left Jesus in the desert,…

Letter to the Diocese “We have this treasure in earthen vessels” (2 Corinthians 4:7) Dear…

March 5, 2017 First Sunday of Lent, Year A The first Sunday of Lent takes…

February 26, 2017 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A The Gospel passage that we…

BETHLEHEM – Following up the Joint Catholic and Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation in Lund,…

TIBERIAS – On Saturday, 18th of February, 2017, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa presided a mass to celebrate, according…

February 19, 2017 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Mt 5:38-48 Today also we…

JORDAN – The Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions (CELRA) met in Jordan…

AMMAN – In celebration of years of cooperation and dialogue already nurtured in the Holy Land,…

February 12, 2017 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Mt 5:17-37 Every legislative text,…

Chancellery of Latin Patriarchate

HOLY LAND – Please find below a letter from Apostolic Administrator, Archbishop Pizzaballa, inviting bishops, priests…

To the Bishops and priests, the men and women religious, and to all the faithful…

GALILEE – On Sunday, January 29, 2017, the feast of the Beatitudes was celebrated with…

February 5, 2017 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Mt 5: 13-16 We are…

January 29, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A We are at the beginnings…

TEL AVIV – On January 23, 2017, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin…

JERUSALEM – As customary  every year, representatives of the Christian Churches in Jerusalem visited  the…

JORDAN – The Catholic churches in Jordan marked on Friday, January 13, the national Christian…

AMMAN – On Thursday, January 12, 2017, His Royal Highness Prince Al-Hassan bin Talal met…

JERUSALEM – On Monday January 9, 2017, and in the days following the Christmas celebration…

January 1, 2017 Mary Mother of God Mass Homily for Peace A few days ago,…

Christmas Press Conference December 19th, 2016 I would like to thank you for your presence…

NAZARETH – Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa solemnly entered the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth this Sunday,…

Dear brothers and sisters, Heartfelt thanks for your being here, today, to welcome me: In…

HOLY LAND – Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate, explains the episcopal…

INTERVIEW – Newly appointed as Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate by Pope Francis on June,…

Message to the Diocese June 24, 2016 Beloved Brothers and Sisters, The Lord give you…