One of the main missions of the Franciscan friars is education. With 15 schools and almost 12,000 students throughout the Holy Land, the Franciscans are building a culture of hospitality.
15 schools in three different continents and almost 12,000 students.
The numbers that document the commitment of the Custody of the Holy Land to education are impressive. In 1598, the Order of Friars Minor who had been in the Holy Land for a little over three centuries, decided to found, in Bethlehem, the first school of the Middle East.