The media rediscover the mission of the Order on the occasion of the Consulta

On November 7, the Holy See Press Office hosted the press conference for the presentation of the 2018 Consulta of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, which takes place in Rome from November 13 to 16. All the highest offices of the Order, the Grand Magisterium and the local leaders of the Lieutenancies and Magistral Delegations from five continents participate in the Consulta, the main consultative body of the Order, as well as a representative of the Secretariat of State and a representative of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.

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INTERVIEW: While World Focuses on Possible Korea Visit, Here’s ZENIT’s Inside Look at Roots of Church in Japan Awaiting Pope Francis in 2019

Xavian Sister of Mary in Japan, Sr Maria De Giorgi, Explains Country’s Rich History With ZENIT During the Communita di Sant’Egidio’s ‘Bridges for Peace’ Encounter in Bologna

“These are the roots of the Church in Japan, roots that have nourished its uneasy existence, which still nourish her life and give hope for the future.”

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Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries calls on Israel to rescind its Nation State Law

In the spirit of dialogue, the Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land wishes to address the issue of the Nation State Law passed by the Israeli Knesset on July 19, 2018.

According to this law, the State of Israel has legislated that the people whose “welfare and safety” it is most concerned to promote and protect are limited to the Jewish citizens of the State of Israel. We must draw the attention of the authorities to a simple fact: our faithful, the Christians, our fellow citizens, Muslim, Druze and Baha’i, all of us who are Arabs, are no less citizens of this country than our Jewish brothers and sisters.

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