Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day in Judaism. It is a day of fasting and prayer that is celebrated on the 10th of the Hebrew month of Tishrei
Pope Francis arrived in Israel and implored its leaders to leave no stone unturned in their quest for peace
From the speech of Pope Francis at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on the second and final day of his visit to the Holy Land. He reiterated messages of fraternity, mutual respect and tolerance
On his two-day visit to Jerusalem, the Holy Father visited the sites holiest to Christians, Jews and Muslims, conveying a message of peace and fraternity
Rosh Hashanah, the holiday that marks the beginning of the Jewish year, is in the Hebrew month of Tishrei, which coincides with late September and early October.
For those of you who like to hike, the Jesus Trail offers a unique opportunity to take in the Galilee landscape, from Nazareth to Capernaum, and see the picturesque towns and villages of the Gospels for yourself
Winter in Israel is a far cry from European or North American winters. Daytime temperatures generally don’t drop below 12°C in most areas. Snow birds looking for a respite from the cold come to Israel every year
In 1946, near a desolate spot in the Judean desert known as Khirbet Qumran, a Bedouin teenager crawled into a cave and discovered multiple clay jars that he hoped were filled with treasure. He was disappointed when what he found inside was just some old scrolls
A short video summary of the first day of Pope Francis' visit to the Holy Land
While on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land Pope Francis blessed the Tabernacle of the "Duc in Altum" Church in the Magdala Center
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During his historic pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Pope Francis will visit many of the most sacred sites and meaningful landmarks in and around the holy city of Jerusalem
Pope Francis will be landing in the Holy Land on Sunday, May 25, 2014 and staying through Monday, May 26th. While in Jerusalem, the Pope will celebrate Holy Mass with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land
A new television production presents Israel’s main tourist attractions as seen by its highest-ranking tourist, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
"The Faithful Traveler in the Holy Land" - A new mini-series that presents a breathtaking look at the Land of the Bible and the Christian holy sites
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Pope Francis announced that he will be making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from May 24-26, 2014
The festive mass was led by His Beatitude, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, who read a letter from His Excellency Pope Francis
Read by the Patriarch at the event, the letter calls on the faithful to rediscover and fully embrace their faith
Cardinal of Paris André Vingt-Trois recently visited Israel and participated in a ceremony to commemorate the late Aron Jean-Marie Lustiger, former Cardinal Archbishop of Paris
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On behalf of the Israel Ministry of Tourism and in collaboration with the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI), we are pleased to announce the International Day of Faith in the Holy Land, which will be held on Mount Precipice, Nazareth on Sunday, November 17, 2013.
The current Year of Faith declared by the Pope is an opportunity for all Catholics to rediscover their faith. And what place could be better for that than the Holy Land
Prepare to see some of the Holy Land's most fascinating sites and spectacular vistas as we embark on our final day of the Gospel Trail
The Gospel trail Trail is the perfect Pilgrimage pilgrimage for those who seek a spiritual journey of walking the land in the footsteps of Jesustruly want to walk in the footsteps of Jesus
A pilgrimage in the footsteps of Mary takes you straight into the heart of the gospel to acquaint you with the mother of Jesus and allow you to discover the divine mysteries
Cardinal Koch's visit to Jerusalem was another positive step in the deepening of relations between the Catholic Church and the Jewish people and the State of Israel
With Easter behind them, Catholics worldwide are preparing for Pentecost, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles
Honoring the centrality of the Holy Land to Easter, we held a unique social media contest, in which we offered viewers the opportunity to walk down the same paths as Jesus
Celebrating the greatest events of salvation history and of Jesus’ life at the very sites where they occurred is a moving and unforgettable experience of faith for all believers
Jerusalem is a treasure trove of archeology from the time of Jesus. Click here to learn more about the lifestyle and standard of living in Jerusalem at the time
A delegation of Indian church leaders came to celebrate Lent in Israel and to promote goodwill and tourism between the two countries
Leket Israel invites Christians to support the work of God and volunteer to help feed the hungry in the Holy Land
While the Holy Land enjoys a constant flow of pilgrims visiting its holy sites throughout the year, it is not every day that it welcomes a single group of 700 visitors
John the Baptist performed his baptismal ministry at the hermitage of St. John in the Desert, also known as 'Ain el-Habis (spring of the hermit)
On October 27, the Franciscan Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land, accompanied by hundreds of faithful Christians, will make their annual pilgrimage to Jesus’ baptismal site
The Pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem, near what is believed to have been the home of the Virgin Mary’s parents, is associated with miracles
On August 15, Catholics around the world celebrate the Feast of the Assumption, commemorating the taking up of the Virgin Mary into heaven at the end of her earthly life. The feast is known by the Orthodox Churches as the Dormition of the Theotokos
You are invited to watch the special video recently produced by The Ministry of Tourism to encourage people to vote for the Dead Sea in the New7Wonders of Nature competition
To improve the spiritual experience and physical comfort of pilgrims, the baptism site on the Jordan River, known as Qasr el Yahud, is now open to the public, free of charge, seven days a week
For the thousands of pilgrims who have come to the Holy City during this great season the celebration of Holy Week in Jerusalem will remain with them as a living memory and inspiration for their faith that they will take back home with them and cherish
Palm Sunday 2011 in Jerusalem: An exhilarating feast of sights and sounds captures much of the old city as local Christians and pilgrims begin the celebrations of the most important week of the year – Holy Week
What could be more spiritually uplifting than celebrating Holy Week and Easter in Jerusalem? Visit the Cenacle and Gethsemane. Walk the stations of the Via Dolorosa. Touch the Stone of Anointing in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
The Dead Sea, an awe-inspiring treasure, is full of natural wonders. As the closing date for the New7Wonders of Nature campaign approaches, find out how you can vote for the Dead Sea through a variety of media
The Chilean Miners and their spouses recently made an eight-day pilgrimage of thanks to the Holy Land as guests of the Israel Ministry of Tourism. They embarked upon a spiritual and highly emotional journey, visiting various Christian holy sites
There were emotional scenes as 25 of the Chilean Miners and their spouses visiting Israel toured Jerusalem's Old City
Fresco considered one of most spectacular Crusader-period finds ever
From what we know, in Galilee towards the end of the Second Temple Period, the only language spoken by the Jews was Aramaic. We can thus assume that the language of Jesus was Aramic
What happens when you bring the culinary sophistication of the west to the spice, color and vibrancy of the east? You get a hot and dynamic food scene – one that reflects the incredible cultural diversity of Israel
We invite you to celebrate the Annunciation Feast in Nazareth. Embrace tradition and the significance of the date by participating in the procession led by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem on the eve of the Feast
Twice a year the enchanting hillside village of Abu Ghosh becomes home to exquisite performances when the hills truly come alive with the sound of music
For the seventeenth year in a row, the city of Haifa is hosting the Holiday of Holidays Festival as a testimony to the unique tolerance that is a hallmark of the mixed city of Haifa
hundreds participated in the John Paul II Games to continue his legacy and promote pilgrimage and sports as a bridge to peace
Commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on Mount Zion, Pentecost is the perfect time for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land
The Old City of Jaffa, located on the southern edge of Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean coast, was known in ancient times as the gateway to the Land of Israel. With its 3,000 years of history, Old Jaffa is the world’s most ancient port