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Project assists Holy Land artisans despite isolation of pandemic

WEST PALM BEACH  |  Native Catholics in the Holy Land would love to welcome visitors: to share their faith and see the sites where Jesus walked and share their love of the church that was birthed there – then spread throughout the world.

That is, if there were no global pandemic.

The next best thing is to have something tangible from the Holy Land – an item of beauty made by hand, from nature where Jesus lived. Rami Qumsieh, a native of Bethlehem, can offer just such an item.

Qumsieh’s energy drives his mission of aiding artisans in the districts of Bethlehem to achieve self-reliance amid massive shutdowns of pilgrimage-related niche industries. His St. Joseph Project is designed to give Christian entrepreneurs an employment opportunity they otherwise would not have.

To read the full story in The Florida Catholic, click here.