The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem is the Catholic episcopal see of Jerusalem, established in 1099, officially seated in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Today, the Latin Patriarchate includes about 60 parishes, around 40 schools and more than 150,000 faithful, in Jordan, Palestine, Israel and Cyprus. The Equestrian Order provides a significant amount of the funding of the Patriarchate, with most of the aid focused on parish and school life, humanitarian aid, and to a lesser extent, restoration and construction projects. The global amount of aid sent by the Equestrian Order to the Holy Land is more than 10 million Euros each year
Since June 24 2016, the office of Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has been vacant and the Patriarchate is being managed by Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa as apostolic administrator.
For more information on the Latin Patriarchate, see their website at