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Mission of the Order 

The purpose of the Order, as stated in its Constitution, is as follows:

  • To strengthen in its members the practice of Christian life, in absolute fidelity to the Supreme Pontiff and according to the teachings of the Church, observing as its foundation the principles of charity of which the Order is a fundamental means for assistance to the Holy Land.

  • To sustain and aid the charitable, cultural and social works and institutions of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land, particularly those of and in the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, with which the Order maintains traditional ties.

  • To support the preservation and propagation of the Faith in those lands, interesting in this work the Catholics scattered throughout the world, united in charity by the symbol of the Order, and also brother Christians.

  • To sustain the rights of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land.

    Mission

    The special mandate given by the Holy Father to the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is to strengthen the Christian life of its members and to support the Christian presence in the Holy Land.

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