In the spotlight: New ambassador audience, feast of St. Lucy, Nicaraguan migrants, blessing of Jesus figurines
Photos of the Week: Dec. 19, 2022
Photos of the Week: Jan. 3, 2022
In the spotlight: Christmas around the world, polar plunge, COVID surge
Photos of the Week: Dec. 20, 2021
In the spotlight: Pope welcomes asylum-seekers, volcano Nativity, peace light
Restoration at Church of the Nativity shows what cooperation can do
The restoration of the church required coordination involving more than 400 specialists and the need to maintain the liturgical schedule and to keep the doors open for pilgrims.
Photos of the Week: Nov. 8, 2021
In the spotlight: Papal audience with Palestinian president, Bethlehem tourism, All Souls Day
Bethlehem is open for business, waiting for tourists
On Nov. 1, Israel opened its borders to tourists who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or can show proof of recovery within the past six months; this means tourists will also be able to reach Bethlehem.
Musicologist hopes to reconstruct 12-century organ from Bethlehem church
Frozen in time, like a “musical Pompeii,” the 221 remaining original organ pipes from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem may fill a gap of knowledge of more than three centuries in the history of the organ and its cultural context, medieval church culture, music and technology.
Clothing drive half a world away helps babies in Christ’s hometown
The ask for baby items heading to the Holy Land couldn’t be more appropriate: “swaddling clothes needed.”