Terra Santa News  10/06/2011

source – http://www.custodia.org

THE POPE MEETS WITH ABU MAZEN
“Legitimate aspirations for an independent State; peace and security for both Peoples”. The meeting between Benedict XVI and President Abu Mazen. And while is does not put and end to a particularly tense situation in Bethlehem, Catholics and Orthodox have prayed, at the seperation wall, for peace to triumph.

MAGDALA IN CONTEXT
Archeological discoveries and exegesis in context. An international workshop, with experts from the Pontifical University of Salamanca, on the ruins at Magdala, birthplace of Mary Magdalene.

SHAVUOT
A few days before the Christian Pentecost, the Jewish People have celebrated the fiftieth day after Passover. Shavuot, one of the most important feasts in the Hebrew calendar, commemorates, among other events, the giving of the Torah.

ONLY A LITTLE SEED
“It was only a little seed.” This is the title of the play staged at the Salesian Oratory at Cremisan. An educational project for peace, born of an initiative by young Christians and Moslems in response to the Arab Spring of recent weeks.

RHODES
The Greek island of Rhodes, and Father Luke, the Francescan who cares for the small Latin Catholic community of this splendid island, which has known a comparatively recent Franciscan presence.

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