Our Word

By Fr. Rif'at Bader
: It was an impressive gesture to have His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein Ben Abdullah II...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
: At the Arab World Institute in Paris, a new exhibition titled ''Chrétiens d'Orient: Deux mille ans d'histoire'' (Eastern Christians: Two thousand years of history" will put precious artifacts on display, including the 6th-century illuminated Syriac gospel book known as the Rabbula Gospels on loan from the Laurentian Library in Florence. The show...More
: The two-day Youth World Peace Forum (WYPF), organized by Caritas Jordan and held at the American University of Madaba (AUM), concluded its functionaries on Saturday, September 23, with the participation of youths from 30 Arab and foreign countries while focusing on the message of peace and the role of youths in the enhancement of the culture of...More
By Devin Sean Watkins/ Vatican Radio
: A press conference was held recently in the Holy See Press Office on Friday to present the work of the Pontifical Foundation Gravissimum educationis and the document “Educating to fraternal humanism. Building a ‘civilization of love’ 50 years after Populorum progressio”. Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic...More
By Jim Fair and Anita Bourdin/ zenit.org
: Religious minorities must be protected during conflicts, said Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States, Head of the Delegation of the Holy See to the Seventy-second Session of the United Nations General Assembly. His remarks came September 22, 2017 at the Side Event entitled “The Protection of Religious Minorities...More
Catholic News Service
: In the aftermath of two earthquakes in the span of two weeks in Mexico church-based relief agencies have been on the ground providing food, shelter and repairs. The magnitude 7.1 quake that hit near Mexico City Sept. 19 killed more than 230 people and injured more than 2,000 in the crumbling wreckage. The earthquake was just on the heels of the...More


Holy See ratifies treaty on the prohibition of nuclear arms

Vatican Radio
: The Holy See on Thursday, September 21, became one of the first entities to sign and ratify a new treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. The treaty was signed by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States, for the Holy See,...

Arab World

Churches, destroyed and looted by ISIS, being restored in Syria

By Sophie Mangal/ aina.org
: In the Syrian city of Maaloula (Ma'loula) The Christian Church began to commence services in the Christian monastery of St. Thecla. The pilgrims from all around the world traveled to religious shrines before the war. It was almost completely destroyed and...

Holy Land

UN: Crown Prince delivers Jordan’s address at UN General Assembly

: His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II delivered a speech on Thursday, September 21, at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, on behalf of His Majesty King Abdullah II. In the speech, Crown Prince Al Hussein outlined the unprecedented challenges facing the "largest generation of young people in history". "Our hyper-connected world is at once bringing people closer together and widening the divisions between them," His Royal Highness said, noting that "the young people of my generation are asking In which direction does our collective moral compass point, and can it guide us safely to justice, prosperity and peace for all?" Young people, the Crown Prince said, are often dismissed as idealists, "but idealism is not foolish; it is fearless. It...