Tuesday, July 01, 2008
The name could use some work, but the site is a pretty interesting resource.
The Association of Saint James constitutes a Vicariate within the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Today, Hebrew speaking communities are active in the four major Israeli cities: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Haifa and Beer Sheba. In addition, the Vicariate includes two communities of Russian speaking faithful who are finding their place within Hebrew speaking Israeli society. In 2003, Mgr. Jean-Baptiste Gourion osb was ordained bishop for the Hebrew-speaking community, an auxiliary to the Patriarch Mgr. Michel Sabbah. After his premature death in 2005, the Franciscan Custodian of the Holy Land, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa ofm, succeeded him as Vicar.