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Bishop Declan Lang discusses Holy Land Coordination visit – podcast



From: ICN
Independent Catholic News

January 16, 2017


Bishop Declan Lang is leading this year's Holy Land Coordination visit, which began on Saturday, with the aim of meeting and supporting the Holy Land's local Christian communities.

The delegation of bishops from Europe and North America started by making a special visit to the small Christian community in Gaza then took part in the traditional Mass of the Peoples in Jaffa, hosted by the various national communities present in Israel. They will also go to Hebron and East Jerusalem, and will meet local bishops, students of Bethlehem University and the Mayors of Bethlehem, Beit Jala and Beit Sahour.

Since 1998, the Coordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church of the Holy Land has met at the invitation of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land. Mandated by the Holy See, the Holy Land Co-ordination meets every January in the Holy Land, focusing on prayer, pilgrimage and persuasion with the aim of acting in solidarity with the Christian community as it experiences intense political and social-economic pressure.

In the podcast below, Bishop Declan speaks with James Abbott from Catholic Bishop's Conference about the trip.

Listen to the podcast here:

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