Catholic in Palestine (with Fr Firas Abedrabbo)


There have been Christians in the Holy Land for two thousand years; “we are the first church,” says Father Firas Abedrabbo who is from Bethlehem and works in Ramallah. He studied law in France and speaks excellent English and spoke with me about his experience as a priest in Palestine (the West Bank) during the Gaza War. We talk politics and history, but we also talk about how people in the middle of a war can see God’s love and His participation in our daily lives, even (or perhaps especially) in our darkest hours.

I am grateful for Josh Del Colle of South Dakota for this episode suggestion and for arranging the introduction.

  • Website of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem
  • Father Firas’s webpage.

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Krzysztof Odyniec

Krzysztof Odyniec is a historian of Medieval and Early Modern Europe; he is also the host of the 'Almost Good Catholics' podcast.

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