Abouna opinion

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...
The Week of Unity coincided this year with the Year of Mercy, thus we can rename it as "the Week of Merciful Unity "or "the Mercy Leading to Unity". At the Jordanian level, the Catholic Center for...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) has lauded the appreciation expressed by the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for refraining from closing...
A number of bishops visited our beloved Kingdom a few days ago. They were acquainted with the roles played by the local Church institutions in the spiritual, cultural, charity fields and others....
This headline “Overcome Indifference and Win Peace” is the title of the Pope’s message of peace for the new year, as the Pope is used to address a message on January 1 every year which commemorates...
With the advent of the New Year 2016, the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) disseminated on Wednesday December 30, 2015 the message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the celebration of the...
As I meditate the five point-ended Christmas star this year, I can figure out in each point-ended side a story: The first point-ended side: The German supermarket, Edeka, made an outstanding move by...
There has been a concrete reason to have the photo of “Mother Teresa” posted on the 9th month of the calendar. The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Amman has prepared the calendar of...
Jordan marks this year the 40th anniversary of the unification of the dates of two major Christian holidays, namely Christmas and Easter. As for the mechanism adopted by Jordan, the heads of Churches...