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Conflict in the Holy Land: ‘The Delicate Work of Hana Bendcowsky’

Hana Bendcowsky is program director of the Jerusalem Centre for Jewish – Christian Relations (JCJCR). The program has been supported for many years by ACN. Despite the long war in Gaza, Mrs. Bendcowsky continues to maintain dialogue between Jews and Christians in Israel. ACN: Mrs Bendcowsky, Is Jewish-Christian dialogue possible in these days following the […]

ACN Project of the Week – Renovation of the Carmelites Sisters Church – Haïfa

Israel – Haïfa  Success Story: Repairs to the convent chapel of the Carmelite Sisters in Haifa The Carmelite Sisters in Haifa are very happy now. Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, ACN was able to give them 45 000 dollars so that they could finally repair their convent chapel. This church, which is dedicated to […]

ACN Feature – The Wall separating Israel and Palestine

(Crédit: Marcin Mazur) The Holy Land “Where can we go? After all, this is our home” Israel’s wall in the Cremisan Valley: The hopes of  Beit Jala Christians are again diminished   The hopes of Beit Jala Christians , a town  neighbouring Bethlehem, have again diminished. Israel’s supreme court has now dismissed their lawyers’ most recent petitions. […]

PRESS RELEASE: Israël- Palestine – « An insult to peace »

Israël- Palestine « An insult to peace » Clare Creegan, ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Montreal/Königstein/Surrey, 24th August 2015 – The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has strongly condemned the decision to resume the construction of the West Bank Barrier, calling it “an insult to peace.”  On Monday 17th August, bulldozers arrived to […]

Interview from the Holy Land – “Only a political solution will bring peace”

Oliver Maksan, Middle East correspondent for ACN, speaking about the situation in the Holy Land (July 15th, 9 am) Interview conducted by Maria Lozano, ACN International   What sparked the current conflict between Israel and Gaza? Well, initially it began with the kidnapping of three Jewish teens and the killing which followed in mid-June close […]

Journey with ACN – Israel

JOURNEY WITH ACN is our Friday our weekly newsletter regularly posted to our blog and designed to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world – and various projects we have been brought into being together with ACN benefactors. This week again:   Israel “Church in the heart of Jewish society” Pastoral centre for […]

Israel Building the wall in the Holy Land

Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada Bishop places his hopes on the Israeli Supreme Court Montreal, Wednesday January 29, 2014 –  Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem hopes that Israel’s Supreme Court will find a just solution in the Cremisan case. The bishop imparted in conversation with […]

Patriarch’s Christmas Message to the faithful

Dear friends and faithful of the Holy Land, Christmas leads the eyes of the world to look towards Bethlehem. It is from here, in the midst of conflict and violence tearing our Middle East apart, that the mystery of Christmas gently rises and spreads throughout the world. At this time, we cannot forget in our […]

Holy Land: “I can hardly believe I’m in Nazareth”

At the conclusion of the Year of Faith in the Holy Land by Oliver Maksan, for ACN International adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada ACN Montreal, November 21, 2013 – On Sunday morning a radiant sky looked down on the crowd of thousands who had gathered for the conclusion of the Year of Faith in […]

Holy Land – A positive appraisal of the Year of Faith

Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada ACN, Montreal,  November 21, 2013 – At the conclusion of the Year of Faith in the Holy Land, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, expressed his satisfaction. On Sunday he told the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN) in […]