StoneJanuary 15, 1999

  • The first stone was laid in the presence of His Beatitude Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem; the apostolic nuncio for Israel, Msgr. Pietro Sambi, Msgr. Stanislaus Rylko, Secretary of the Pontifical Council of the Laity and Bishops representing all the different catholic rites.

June 1999

  • Excavation completed.

August 1999

  • Construction of block C completed.

November 1999

  • Construction of block B completed.

January 2000

  • Completion of the Sanctuary of the Word, the reception area, and the refectory.

March 24, 2000

  • Inauguration of the reception area and of the Sanctuary of the Word with the Holy Father.

March 2005

  • Inauguration of the Library of the Domus Galilaeae.