holy land

  • 19 Dec 2014

    To say that 2014 has been a tumultuous year in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region would be to understate the situation considerably. It has been momentous.

  • 11 Jun 2013

    On 4 June 2013, many pilgrims, as well as clergy and guests from all corners of the world, filled the rather limited but wondrous space of St James’s Cathedral in order to attend the enthronement of the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem.

  • 3 Dec 2012

    Dr Harry Hagopian suggests that a recent letter to the UK Foreign Secretary from two senior bishops opens up some fruitful lines of investigation in understanding, and seeking solutions to, a long-standing grievance in the Middle East.

  • 23 Feb 2012

    To mark the start of Lent 2012, there is a departure from the usual style of my podcast regional analysis of the Middle East and North Africa for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW).

  • 23 Jan 2012

    Ekklesia associate and Middle East commentator Dr Harry Hagopian is a panel member in a churches' discussion of Middle East issues taking place in central London this evening.

  • 19 Jan 2012

    Senior representatives of Christian Churches in Britain have met with Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas at Lambeth Palace.

  • 14 Jan 2012

    The final communiqué of the 2012 Holy Land Coordination, which concluded in Jerusalem recently, has been issued. The closing statement concludes the Catholics bishops’ four-day meeting. It reads as follows:

  • 6 Jan 2012

    Pilgrims to the Holy Land who are searching for the roots of Christianity can also gain a rich understanding of other religions, says a leading Franciscan.

  • 7 Nov 2011

    In the midst of the regular visits and umpteen fact-finding missions to the Holy Land, and weighty statements made by numerous church leaders or heads of ecumenical organisations, all of it professing solidarity with the Christians of the region, the following link takes us to a Ha'aretz article highlighting one of the many small daily indignities suffered by those same Living Stones - a spitting attack.

  • 20 Jul 2011

    A two-day conference at Lambeth Palace on 'Christians in the Holy Land,' jointly hosted by Catholic and Anglican leaders, has ended with a call to action.