Abouna opinion

There is no doubt that the month of Ramadan this year has not been easy at all despite its holy nature and blessings during which the believers receive. Yet, it has been crucial as it included...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan has denounced the cowardly terrorist act which took place today, June 21, on the northeastern border, leading to the martyrdom of several...
On the day following the stoning of the St. Theresa of Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Zarqa, the first Mass was celebrated in Marj Al Hamam, Amman, at the new Latin Patriarchate Church whose...
In 1999, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah launched an initiative titled, "Together, Towards a Safe schooling Environment," which aimed at "defusing violence" in schools. This initiative came on...
In 1999, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah launched an initiative titled, "Together, Towards a Safe schooling Environment," which aimed at "defusing violence" in schools. This initiative came on...
"Together before God, and for humanity" is the term used by Dutch Jesuit Fr. Christian Van Niaspan who spent long years in Egypt, in its churches and in its mosques. He maintained friendship with Al-...
Occasional controversies have occasionally been posted on social media networking relevant to the religion’s views towards all aspects of society. It is not a mistake to have such intellectual ''...
It rarely happens that the head of the Catholic Church accepts an award. Yet, Pope Francis--as had been the case with St. John Paul II--has accepted the International Charlemagne Prize, one of the...
Easter celebrations, this year, have a significance. They coincide with the Jubilee Year of Mercy which was proclaimed by Pope Francis and adopted by various Churches of the world. The concept of...
We have to admit that we have not done much reminiscent of this man who loved Jordan, and who asked to have his body buried in the blessed Jordanian soil. Who are we talking about? He is the...
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Jordan, Amman office, has organized an international conference in which a number reasearchers took part. The conference discussed what the Western countries can...
My uncle Fr. Manuel has accompanied me to the German township of Brakel. There were bronze statues at the entrance of a bank that represent human story to this very day. Let us contemplate the...
Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media Fr. Rif’at Bader has said that "it is no strange to have the Hashemites play a leading role and demonstrate generosity since this the...
Easter celebrations at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher are impressive and magnificent indeed. I returned this year to Jerusalem to perform the feast rituals after being away for 20 years, so I...
The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS) has hosted Abbot Notker Wolf OSB, the Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict, which is the order that had...
The programme is not only intended for entertainment. It is rather educational, as it is part of the regional and international efforts designed to treat the scourge of extremism and terrorism. How...
In March 2006, the then-Patriarch of Jerusalem Michel Sabbah, delivered an invaluable lecture within the framework of a seminar organized by Amman Municipality, titled, “Terrorism: Roots, Phenomenon...
All these declarations, namely the Istanbul Declaration (2011) which was designed to combat religious intolerance, the Morocco Declaration (2016), and the Doha Declaration (2016) aim at attaining two...
After almost a thousand years that have failed to bring about any meeting between the head of the Catholic Church and the head of Russian Orthodox Church, a plane heading from the Vatican and another...
Six years after the United Nation’s adoption of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s proposal to mark a week of harmony among religions (on the first week of February), I believe it is incumbent to...