Our Word

By Fr. Rif’at Bader
: The Conference of the International Secretariat of Christian Youth has convened for the first time...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
By Claire Guigou/ lpj.org
: Our Lady of Peace Center, which provides free care for people with disabilities in Jordan, through the Latin Patriarchate, signed a new partnership with Handicap International to provide prostheses and splints in Zarqa, Irbid, Russeifa and Ramtha. More than 50 patients served in Zarqa In the heart of the Palestinian camp in Zarqa, in the old...More
: German Ambassador to Jordan Maria Siefker-Eberle, on Tuesday October 17, delivered medical equipment to Caritas Jordan which is intended to help the Syrian refugees. Caritas Jordan Director Wael Suleiman and Caritas employees welcomed the ambassador who toured an Amman downtown center with a number of refugees who shared with her the challenges...More
: The children of Jordan, on Tuesday, October 17, participated in the campaign launched by the Catholic pastoral charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), titled, “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” campaign for peace particularly in Syria. The prayers were held at the Church of Our Lady of Rosary in the Rosary Sisters School in...More
By Beatrice Guarrera/ lpj.org
: The second day of celebrations began early in the morning in a crowded, festive church. The Church of St. Savior in Jerusalem continues to celebrate the 800 years of Franciscan presence in the Holy Land until October 18. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect for the Congregation of Eastern Churches, was also present for the important event. On October...More
: A Catholic priest in the southeast of Nigeria has been rescued from his abductors after they drank Communion wine and fell asleep allowing cleric to escape, according to police. Father Timothy Nwanja from St. Mary's parish in Ezza North, Ebonyi State, was kidnapped from his residence by three gunmen at 8.30pm on October 15 along with his cook,...More


Callista Gingrich confirmed as US ambassador to the Holy See

: On Monday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as the next U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. The vote was 70-23. In a July 18 hearing, Gingrich had voiced her commitment to fight human trafficking...

Arab World

When will the U.S. act for Assyrians in Iraq?

: It's called the Nineveh Plain. It is a cradle of our faith and for 2,000 years where Christians have lived, and sometimes flourished in this area, keeping the faith strong and vibrant. When the ISIS terrorists invaded the Nineveh Plain they set about...

Holy Land

800 years of Franciscans in the Holy Land

By Beatrice Guarrera/ lpj,org
: 800 years of franciscans in the Holy Land, Fr. Michael Perry: “Our presence is for all of mankind” A historic anniversary, to be celebrated in grandeur: 800 years of Franciscan presence in the Holy Land. On October 16, officials of the Custody launched the friars’ celebrations in Jerusalem, and they will continue until October 18. For this historical milestone of the Franciscan Missionary Province, the General Minister of the Order of Friars Minor, Fr. Michael Perry, came to the Holy Land and was involved in the first part of the celebrations. With the Custos of the Holy Land, Fr. Francesco Patton, and the Bursar, Fr. Ramzi Sidawi, thanked the Custody’s partners who allow it to engage in multiple projects, and he offered them merit awards. In the afternoon, a liturgical ceremony presided...