Under the care of the Discalced Carmelite Friars
The current COVID-19 pandemic preventative measures have preclude the normal community celebration of Holy Week. The Christian communities in the Holy Land, also exposed to the risk of contagion and living in contexts already full of serious sufferings, benefit every year from the generosity of the faithful from all over the world. This solidarity enables them to continue their evangelical presence, in addition to maintaining schools and social structures that assist all citizens with healthcare, education and peaceful coexistence, attending above all to the weakest and poorest. For this reason, Pope Francis has approved the proposal that the Collection for the Holy Land, for the year 2020, to take place on Sunday 13th September, near the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.