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The Catholic Church in the Holy Land

I.  Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land  (Assemblée des Ordinaires Catholiques de Terre Sainte)

            The Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land was established at the initiative of the Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem to foster unity within the Church of the Holy Land.  It is composed of the Catholic Ordinaries of the various rites who have jurisdiction over the territory of the Holy Land.  The Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, approved the statutes of the Assembly on January 27, 1992.  Its purpose is to coordinate both the witness of the Gospel and the service of the community, to study common problems, to encourage exchanges of information and experience, and to create common pastoral programs for the good of the entire Church.

Address:         Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center
                        P.O.B. 20531
                        91204 Jerusalem
                        Tel: (02) 628 85 54; Fax: (02) 628 85 55
                        E-mail: [email protected]
Members
H.B. Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, President
Most Rev. Elias Chacour Melkite Catholic Archbishop of Akko
Most Rev. Georges El Murr, Greek Melkite Catholic Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia
H.B. Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch emeritus of Jerusalem
Most Rev. Selim Sayegh, Tit. Bishop of Acque di Proconsolare, Auxiliary Bishop and Patriarchal Vicar General for Jordan
Most Rev. Paul Nabil Sayah, Maronite Archbishop of Haifa and the Holy Land, Maronite Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Jordan
Most Rev, Georges Bakkar Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarchal Vicar - Jerusalem
Most Rev. Grégoire Pierre Melki, Tit. Bishop of Batne, Syrian Catholic Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem
Most Rev. Kamal-Hanna Bathish, Tit. Bishop of Jericho, Auxiliary Bishop and Patriarchal Vicar General, Latin Patriarchate
Most Rev. Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo, Tit. Bishop of Emmaus, Auxiliary Bishop and Patriarchal Vicar for Israel
Very Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M., Custos of the Holy Land
Rev. Paul Collin, Chaldean Catholic Patriarchal Exarch
Most Rev. Raphael Minassian Armenian Catholic Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Amman

Secretary General: Rev. Pierre Grech, S.C.J.
            "A.C.O.H.L." – Notre Dame Center
            P.O.B. 20531
            91204 Jerusalem
            Tel: (02) 628 85 54; Fax: (02) 628 85 55
            Mobile: 054 735 65 10
            E-mail: [email protected]

 

Interritual Pastoral Committee

          Following the Diocesan Synod held between 1995 and 2000, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land established the Interritual Pastoral Committee to promote and coordinate the implementation of the General Pastoral Plan drawn up by the Synod.  In addition to the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land, the Committee is composed of 72 members, comprising priests, men and women religious, and lay men and women of all the Catholic Churches of Jordan, Israel and Palestine.  Its General Secretariat is made up as follows:

            General Secretary:      Rev. Msgr. Rafiq Khoury
            Office Directress:        Miss Elham Marshy
            Address:                      Latin Patriarchate
                                                P.O.B. 14152
                                                Jerusalem
                                                Tel: (02) 628 23 23; Fax: (02) 627 16 52
                                                E-mail: [email protected]
                                                Website: www.lpj.org/pasco.htm

 

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