On Monday, October 23, 2017, it was announced that with the consent of the Holy See, Father Rafic Nahra has been named Latin Patriarchal Vicar, responsible for the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel.

On Friday, October 20, 2017, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation of Oriental Churches in the Holy See, visited the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Gregory Baum, one of the pioneers in Jewish-Catholic relations died at the age of 94 on October 18, 2017.

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land initiated a cycle of conferences to mark the 800 years of Franciscan presence in the Holy Land.

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Assyrian Bishop of the Western United States, Mar Aprim Khamis, ordained two priests in the Syrian Orthodox Church of Saint Mark in Jerusalem.

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the members of the different kehillot in Israel gathered at the shrine of Our Lady Queen of Palestine in Deir Rafat to celebrate together the beginning of the Great Advent, to thank Father David for his years of service and to welcome Father Rafic as the new priest in charge of the Saint James Vicariate.

The Feast of St Therese of the Child Jesus was celebrated with a grand fiesta on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in the Catholic community that carries her name in Rehovot.

Sister Claudia and Father Rafic report on the children's trips from the Saint Rachel Center on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, a group of children from the Saint Rachel Center in Jerusalem visited the exhibition of paintings on the life of Saint Francis at the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land. French seminarian and volunteer, Grégoire, reports:

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, met with the team of priests of the Coordination of the Pastoral among Migrants and Asylum seekers. Father Rafic reports:

On October 2, 2017, a statement by Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi condemning the September 20 vandalism incident at St. Stephen's Church in Beit Jemal was published:

Organized by the Oeuvre d’Orient and the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher in France, five hundred donors sat down to a charity dinner in Bordeaux on September 30, 2017.

On the eve of Yom Kippur, Friday, September 29, 2017, in the afternoon, the youth group gathered in the "Guardian Angel House" in Jerusalem for a meeting under the guidance of Father Apollinary and Father Piotr.

Father Rafic reports on the annual retreat of the Saint James Vicariate priests that took place from September 25 to 28, 2017.

Over 50 Christian and Muslim sites have been vandalized in Israel and the West Bank since 2009, but only nine indictments have been filed and only seven convictions handed down, according to Public Security Ministry data.

Ronny, from the community of the Vicariate, reports on a trip to Tabgha on Rosh Hashana, from September 20 to 23, 2017.

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, the Filipino community of San Lorenzo Ruiz in Jerusalem celebrated the feast of their patron in the Ratisbonne Salesian monastery in Jerusalem.

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, Father Rafic, coordinator for the Pastoral among Migrants, celebrated mass for the Sri Lankan community in Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center.

Sister Agnese reports on the New Year celebration held at Kuchinate in south Tel Aviv on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

The country's population has grown by 156,000 people over the past year, according to data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics ahead of the holiday.