The Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew-speaking Catholics in Israel


The Saint James Vicariate is an integral part of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and it  gathers the Hebrew-speaking Catholics who live in Israel.

Let’s listen to Father Piotr Zelazko, the Patriarchal Vicar who tells us of the five communities who unlike the historic Catholic community in the Holy Land, speak Hebrew rather than Arabic. These are extremely active parish communities with dynamic youth groups, groups for young. Another special ministry carried out by this Vicariate is to support prisoners who speak Hebrew. All of this alongside the spiritual life nourished by the sacraments that is central to each parish.


(July 2022)