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Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa appointed Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

October 24, 2020 – His Holiness, Pope Francis has announced the appointment of Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa as the Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem after his service as Apostolic Administrator for a period of four years.

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EOHSJ contributes $3.5 million to COVID-19 relief fund

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Antonian Charitable Society Expresses Gratitude for Grant

Last week, the Western Lieutenancy received a Thank You letter from Vincencio Bellomo, Antonian Charitable Society’s Administrator in Bethlehem, expressing gratitude for the $30,000 grant we provided to purchase medical equipment for elderly residents. Click here to read the entire letter.

Pray the Rosary!

Each of the 9 Areas in the Western Lieutenancy
gather together to pray the Rosary.

Click here to contact your Area Councillor for more information and to join!


Special Announcement:
Grand Magisterium’s COVID-19 Humanitarian Support Fund

Letter from the Grand Master:

(Click here for a PDF copy of Cardinal Filoni’s letter)

The Western Lieutenancy has been blessed with a tremendous response to the Grand Magisterium’s COVID-19 Humanitarian Support Fund appeal. Over $100,000 has been raised thus far!

Please consider giving a contribution to this special fund, no amount is too small.

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; His love is everlasting.”

Click here to make a credit card or direct debit contribution to the Humanitarian Fund






On January 28, President Trump unveiled a proposal for long-term peace in the Middle East.

Click here to see a comment by Patriarchs and Heads of Jerusalem Churches.

Click here to see the reaction of the Catholic Ordinaries of Holy Land.

Click here to see an overview and the details of the plan on the White House website.