NOMINEES TO THE PRINCESS OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR CONCORD 2015

FRANCISCANS IN THE HOLY LAND: NOMINEES TO THE PRINCESS OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR CONCORD 2015

Presented by the Spanish Federation of Food Banks (FESBAL), the nomination aims to recognize their presence and labor in eight centuries.
Belonging to the Franciscan Order founded by St. Francis of Assisi, they came to the Holy Land in 1219 to preserve the Holy Places and support those in need.
Today, the Order includes 32 nationalities, holds custody over 74 places in the Holy Land. The order is a bridge of union, dialogue and harmony between different cultures and religions in the area. Thousands of pilgrims who come each year to visit the Holy Land are witnesses to the dedicated work of the order.
On behalf of the Israel Ministry of Tourism, through its office branch in Spain, we wish this nomination success.
Shalom!