Friday, May 31, 2013

Museum dedicated to Christianity

Terra Sancta Museum to open in 2015
Model of the Terra Sancta Museum. (PRWeb)
An article in PRWeb reports that the Terra Sancta Museum is set to open in the Old City of Jerusalem in 2015. It will be the first museum dedicated to the history and origins of Christianity. The museum is expected to be divided into three sections: archeological, multimedia, and historical. The third section is most important as it will help Christians have a better understanding of who they are and increase world awareness of the history of Christian presence in the Holy Land.

The Franciscan order of Friars Minor, the Franciscans who are the Custodians of the Holy Land, has been working for many years to lay the groundwork for a museum right in the heart of the Old City that will display the roots and substance of Christianity and its holy places.

Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, OFM, Custos of the Holy Land, is extremely pleased and excited about this new museum. He states that Christians have always been here in the Holy Land and are still here today, but their numbers are dwindling, and the Christian presence needs to be shown and better known.

More information is available here.

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