Abouna opinion

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...
This is the fifth year in a row in which the Interfaith Harmony Week (first week of February) has been marked. This day, the brainchild of the Jordanian Hashemite thought, was unanimously adopted at...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) has denounced the execution of Jordanian pilot Muaz Kasasbeh by terrorist “ISIS” organization and called on the Churches in the Kingdom to ring bells...
The “distinguished” participation of the Coptic Catholic Church in the Synod of the Church in the Middle East, which was held in October 2010 at the Vatican for two weeks, drew my attention....
In his "historic" message to the Christians of the Middle East on the eve marking Christmas celebrations late last year, Pope Francis encouraged them to support what is most beneficial for social...
Pope Francis has praised the Jordanian spirit of hospitality demonstrated towards the refugees of Middle Eastern countries. Pope Francis said, in his annual address on Monday, January 12, to...
The year 2014 is reminiscent of political and humanitarian events, as well as universal religious initiatives aimed at spreading the culture of love and dialogue in addition to continuing the sincere...
The "Arena" theater in Amman was full of people who braved the rainy weather of a cold December evening to attend a concert by Majida Al-Roumi after a 14-year absence from Jordan theaters. On that...
What is the relationship between clergymen and the environment? The clergymen are leaders in raising awareness on the importance of preserving the environment. From this premise, the initiative...
In January 1971, editor-in chief of the "Voice of the Holy Land" magazine (1967-2002) Fr. Raouf Najjar, conducted an interview with then-Prime Minister Wasfi Tal which unveiled his patriotism and his...
Pope Francis, by the way, is the first non-European pope, who addressed Europe, 28 countries with a population of 500 million, in both provocative and divine ways. He was provocative when he...
The second week of November witnessed massive celebrations marking the silver jubilee of the demolition of the Berlin Wall which took place on November 9, 1989. The celebrations unveiled further...
Joury Jibreen, a seven-year-old girl, having heard about a center hosting displaced brethren from Iraq including children, she rushed holding firmly a small bag. She wanted to present gifts to the...
Fr. Rif’at Bader, director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Amman, has said that His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein’s Speech from the Throne brought to the light...
Fr. Rif’at Bader, director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Amman, has said that His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein’s Speech from the Throne brought to the light...
Out of love and appreciation, I have the pleasure to congratulate the community of Arab American parishioners of St. Joseph Church in Pomona, Southern California, on the silver jubilee. Explicitly...
"Yes, the so-called 'Islamic State' drove us out of our homes, but we congratulate the Muslims on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha as we are confident that there is no relationship between Islam and...
The "issue of the Christian Arabs" has always been the main concern of His Majesty the King. In addition to the historic initiatives which Jordan hosted and founded--to become conspicuously global in...
Jordan has had two days with the Arab Women journalists who held their 11th annual conference with Ms. Mahasen Al-Imam, the renowned founder of the Arab Women Media Center. The conference tackled...