Mandate

Holy Land Co-ordination

Since 1998, the Department of International Affairs has organised the annual meeting of the Co-ordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church of the Holy Land.

It's often more simply called the Holy Land Co-ordination.

Mandated by the Holy See, the Holy Land Co-ordination meets every January in the lands of Christ's birth, ministry, Passion and Resurrection.

It aims to act in solidarity with the Christian communities there and shares in the pastoral life of the local Church as it experiences extreme political and social-economic pressure.