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Over a period of two weeks, the United States of America marked the largest gathering of Latin Patriarchate priests who arrived to attend the ordination of Fr. Bernard Poggi, the first ever...
In the wake of the escalating tensions between Israel and Palestine following the murder of three Israeli teens, Bishop William Shomali has encouraged leaders to work for reconciliation rather than...
Thirty days have passed since the fourth papal visit to the Holy Land. It is an opportunity to convey gratitude and appreciation to His Holiness Pope Francis who was the blessed guest of the Holy...
Fr. Rif’at Bader, director of the Catholic Centre for Studies and Media, gave a keyknote speech titled, “Religion and Violence in the Speeches of Pope Francis in the Holy Land, May 2014” at a forum...
The Catholic Church’s official spokesman for Pope Francis' visit to Jordan, Fr. Rif’at Bader, has been highly encouraged by the royal visit undertaken by His Majesty King Abdullah II to the Vatican...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan (CCSM) has issued a statement on Thursday, March 27, unveiling the program of Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at the...
The celebration marking the creation of new cardinals, the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostle, on February 22 was not a traditional nor ordinary event but rather unique and unprecedented....
Several meetings took place at the Vatican this week in preparation for the visit of Pope Francis to the Holy Land with his first leg of tour to be in Jordan on May 24. The participants in the...
With the Lord Jesus’ presentation to the temple, which coincides on the second day of February, the “parents” of Jesus offered a pair of young pigeons as a sacrifice in keeping with the Law. This was...
In memory of the historic meeting between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras, and amid the announcement of the expected meeting between the successor of Paul VI and the successor of Athenagoras,...
Following is the text of the address by Fr. Rif’at Bader, director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media and the official spokesperson of the upcoming papal visit to the Holy Land: His...
Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media - Jordan  1.What agencies and organizations are assisting the new Syrian refugees, and are they able to integrate in Jordan? Are some...
It was neither normal nor natural to have dozens of churches burned in one day in one country, Egypt. Yes, in Egypt, the country of civilisation and culture and coexistence that extends to hundreds...