Sanctuary of the Nativity in Bethlehem! | Custodia Terrae Sanctae

Sanctuary of the Nativity in Bethlehem!

“Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy. For unto you is born
this day a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11

The Custody of the Holy Land
Is pleased to announce the launch of the new website of the
Sanctuary of the Nativity in Bethlehem!

On the occasion of Holy Christmas, the Custody wishes happy holidays,
offering to pilgrims and lovers of the Holy Land the possibility to visit,
on our new website, the place where our Lord Jesus was born.
The site, in four languages, is part of the “Project to renovate the
Internet sites of the Sanctuaries”, along with the sites for the Holy
Sepulchre and Capernaum, and is enriched with a new layout that places
at its center the Sanctuary and its Gospel message.
Like the shepherds, called by the angel to adore the Child Jesus, so will
all pilgrims now be able to visit, or revisit, the Holy Place where the
Mystery of the Incarnation was fulfilled; savoring each detail thanks to
the revised contents and the Virtual Photographic Tour.

The subject matter, divided into thematic sections, will accompany the
visitor through the history of Bethlehem and its Sanctuary, aiding in the
fascinating discovery of the place, in the light of the central event in
the history of mankind: the birth of Jesus Christ.


Nearly ten years after the original launch of the sites of the Sanctuaries
under the care of Fr. John Abela OFM, the Custody is undertaking a
Project to renovate the Internet sites of the Sanctuaries of the Holy
The project, guided by the Custody’s Secretary Fra Silvio Rogelio De La
Fuente, OFM and coordinated by Don Paolo Padrini, is being carried out
by Emanuela Compri and Valeria Vestrelli, guided by the experience of
the Franciscan Fathers who for eight hundred years have safeguarded
the Holy Places and their memory.

Fra Silvio Rogelio De La Fuente, OFM

The site can be found at the following addresses: