Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land - 06/03/2000 info: custodia@netvision.net.il

Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land
Christian Information Centre
tel.+972 -2-6272692.

Since 1973 the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land has sponsored the Christian Information Centre in Jerusalem, opposite the Tower of David near Jaffa Gate. The aim is to provide information on Christianity and on the Holy Land. This important, wide-ranging initiative, is designed to offer a service, indispensable in a city like Jerusalem, for those wishing to learn as much as possible about Christianity in the Holy Land and the Holy Land in relation to Christianity. The Centre operates, in its modest space, on three fronts:

  • establishing an information service giving immediate advice to pilgrims and residents, with a competent, available, permanent staff.
  • supplying the mass media, writers, scholars and religious communities with news concerning the various religious, scientific or cultural events or simply Christian life in the Holy Land.
  • placing its rooms at the disposal of the various Churches (Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, etc.), for ecumenical meetings, personal contacts or other religious and cultural events.
  • In order to achieve these aims, the Centre has assembled a large collection of documents on people, churches, convents, sanctuaries, schools, scientific institutions, religious events etc.
  • The Centre publishes and distributes internationally the Associated Christian Press Bulletin.
  • The Centre is also open for exhibitions, conferences, prayer meetings with Christians of all denominations taking part, press conferences and other activities of this kind.



    Created / Updated Monday, March 06, 2000 at 22:41:36