Abouna opinion

Editor-in-chief of the Jordanian daily, Al Rai, I would like to comment on an article titled, “O naive Pope, is this an angel of peace?“ which was published by Jordanian daily Al Rai on May 18, 2015...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Amman recalls the historic visit undertaken by Pope Francis a year ago to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. In a statement issued today, Sunday May...
Fr. Rifat Bader, director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan, has said that "Pope Francis will announce next Sunday (May 17) the canonization of four nuns. Two of them are...
The eyes and hearts of millions are focused on Rome, the Italian capital, specifically at St. Peter's Square, for the canonization of two Arab nuns from Palestine. They are namely Sultana Ghattas,...
The Latin Patriarchate inaugurated a few days ago a new site for religious pilgrimage to be added to several other sites frequented by tourists from Jordan and abroad. The new shrine, which Latin...
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican has issued a new document, which stated the question raised by several people nowadays, namely "Is there a chance for dialogue...
In the year 2014, the world recalls the events that took place during World War I. Whether being the year 2014 or a century earlier, the bloodshed on daily bases has been the dominant norm of a whole...
1. At Al Hussein Cultural Center theater, the musicians of the National Music Conservatory made distinguished musical performances with Rose Al Wir singing mellifluously by reciting hymns of peace,...
A few days before Easter celebrations, I participated in a seminar titled, ''Jerusalem speaks''. We usually hold discussions in the presence of ministers, MPs, academics and poets. However, the...
The young Iraqi man, who preferred to remain anonymous, confined himself in a classroom in the township of Na'our for long hours on daily bases and for several weeks to depict on a special piece of...
It is logical to ask: Is there still room for what has been termed for decades as “inter-religious dialogue” at a time when the world is torn apart by wars and reverberating forms of violence that...
The abouna.org site has the pleasure to post the excelling painting of artist Robert Giacaman, which represents the two new saints Blessed Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas and Blessed Mariam of Jesus...
My visit to the Italian capital on the first week of March was split into two parts, namely meetings in order to develop religious tourism and a meeting with the Pope in order to present to him the...
On this very day, March 13, but in the year 2013, a new Pontiff stood at the podium in the Vatican and gave himself a simple name "Francis". He emerged without wearing the traditional red attires on...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan has expressed pride in the historic speech made by His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein to the Jordanian people. A statement released...
Fr. Rafiq Khoury, one of the priests of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem, has issued his second book of the new series which can be added to more than 15 books he had authored. He is also the...
There are conflicting press reports about the number of Christians detained in Syria by the extremist gangs... What is confirmed is that we are expecting a new wave of Christian Arab martyrs… *** O...
Extremism was not absent on the day when Cain killed his brother Abel. But today it is persistent. Humanity finds itself face-to-face with new and rising waves of extremism. It is a two-fold war. The...
The Catholic Centre for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan, on Monday, February 16, strongly denounced the brutal massacre committed by the terrorist gangs of the ISIS in Syria and Iraq which led to...
In 2001, after the September 11 events, the then-US President George Bush said: “It is a ‘crusade’ on terrorism.” After several protests on the term, he said:”The word 'crusade' is a slip of the...