‘A battle inside us’: Hebrew Catholics in the Holy Land wrestle with challenges of war
The large majority of Catholic people in the Holy Land are Arabic-speaking — many of them know Hebrew but are not fluent. Hebrew-speaking Catholics sometimes attend activities with Arab-speaking Catholic communities, especially young people and especially in Galilee (Tiberias, Haifa) and Tel Aviv.
Another member of the Hebrew Catholic community, “Michael,” grew up in the kehilla of Haifa. Today, he lives in France, but when the war broke out, he felt the need to return to his country.