Holy Land

The situation of Christians in Holy Land is a matter of concern for Bishops and the entire Church in Europe, as is the situation of the Christians of Middle East. Europe is not only historically connected to the Cradle of Christianity, but is also profoundly united to that region today.

Annually, The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales with the support of CCEE organises a delegation of bishops from Europe, North America and South Africa (called Holy Land Co-ordination) and undertakes a visit to the Holy Land to witness to the Church’s concern for the Christian communities and the Assembly of Catholic bishops in the Holy Land.

The aim of the visit is to gain deeper awareness of the social, political and ecclesial realities in the Holy Land with a view to supporting work for justice and peace more effectively; supporting the efforts of the local Church, through the work of Catholic organisations; and finally supporting the mission of the Apostolic Nuncio, in particular with regard to fundamental and basic agreements.

Below is a collection of documents, meetings and press releases relating to the theme of Holy Land and to the Middle East


We must not ignore the voice of people in the Holy Land

Pilgrimage of the Bishops 11-16 January 2020

17 January 2020

Every year we come to encounter and hear the people…

Holy Land Coordination

7 January 2020

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  • 2018
  • holy-land-statements-and-news
  • peace

Protect life at all costs. Appeal of the CCEE Presidency

Appeal of the CCEE Presidency for Peace in the Holy Land

16 May 2018

We join the Catholic Church in the Holy Land to…

  • 2018
  • ecumenism
  • holy-land-statements-and-news
  • religious-freedom

CCEE-CEC Joint Committee asks for the respect of the Status Quo in Jerusalem

Letter of Support from Christian Leaders

16 March 2018

Following the meeting of the members of the CCEE-CEC Joint…

  • 2018
  • holy-land-statements-and-news
  • young-people

Hope for a better future

Final Communique from the Coordination for the Holy Land

18 January 2018

We have come to the Holy Land to meet its…

  • 2018
  • holy-land-statements-and-news

Starting again from education to cultivate a future of peace

European, North American and South African Bishops in Jerusalem for the Annual Meeting HLC2018

12 January 2018

This year’s Holy Land Co-ordination (HLC2018), the annual meeting of…

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