Holy Land Coordination 2016

Bishops from across Europe, North America and South Africa visit the vulnerable Christian communities of Gaza, Bethlehem and refugees in Jordan for the 2016 Holy Land Coordination meeting.

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Bishops from across Europe, North America and South Africa visit the vulnerable Christian communities of Gaza, Bethlehem and refugees in Jordan for the 2016 Holy Land Coordination meeting.

Fr Mario da Silva is a Brazilian priest working in a small Catholic parish. Not unusual you might think. That is until you learn that Fr Mario's ministry is to offer spiritual support to the Christians of Gaza - that beleaguered, small strip of Palestinian land on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean bordering Egypt and Israel.

Bishops visiting the construction site of the Separation Wall in the Cremisan Valley have been stopped and forced to turn back by Israeli authorities.

Final Statement of the 2016 Coordination of Bishops’ Conferences in support of the Church in the Holy Land

Bishops from across Europe, North America and South Africa visit the vulnerable Christian communities of Gaza, Bethlehem and refugees in Jordan for the 2016 Holy Land Coordination meeting.

An report from Gaza by Donald Macintyre of The Independent looking at the Holy Land Coordination Bishops' solidarity visits to Gaza and Jordan.