Holy-Land Directory to Appear in English

JERUSALEM, JUNE 21, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The Directory of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land, a tool for interfaith dialogue and cooperation, will be published in English for the first time.

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The apostolic delegation of the Holy See in Jerusalem announced that an English version would appear this year. The publication is edited and financed by the delegation.

The 289-page book provides its users with updated contact information about the 10 Catholic dioceses present in the Holy Land, along with a list of their bishops, parishes and schools.

The book includes a complete listing of all Catholic religious orders, congregations and movements, as well as information about their institutions and activities. It also lists major shrines.

A special section is devoted to the Custody of the Holy Land, which includes the holy places and other institutions entrusted to the Franciscans.

The book is available for $7, plus shipping and handling, at the Office of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries, Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, POB 20531, Jerusalem 91204. Telephone: (02) 628-85-54. Fax: (02) 628-85-55.

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