Abouna opinion

The US State Department issued a few days ago a report covering “religious freedom” in the world, which is the first report released during US President Donald Trump’s term in office who had earlier...
The current major issue is not about the followers of a certain religion; it is rather the responsibility and duty to focus on the "sublime diversity" that characterized the Middle East and the Arab...
The Catholic Patriarchs of the Orient concluded their 25th session in Lebanon on August 11 and issued a statement made public by the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan. CCSM...
With joint Church and official events, the French state and Church have commemorated the first anniversary of the martyrdom of 85-year-old priest Jacques Hamel whose throat was slit by two young...
In the past few days, the Catholic Center for Studies and Media organized a "pilgrimage" and tourism trip in which more than 50 citizens from all over the Kingdom took part. The two-week trip...
It is a new decisive step undertaken by Pope Francis which has to do with the question, "Who can become a saint?" The Pope made a three-point historic answer, namely the free and voluntary offering...
The article or rather the study published by Dr. Ma'rouf Bakhit (Al Rai daily, July 3, 2017) titled, "Stations in the Development of the Jordanian National Character" deserves to be viewed thoroughly...
Over a two-day period, an international conference has been held in Cologne to discuss the role of the "Christian Television" in the Middle East region. Sat 7 TV was chosen as a model for discussion...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan expresses its sincere wishes to all Muslim brethren in the world on the advent of Eid al-Fitr which followed a month of fasting and charity...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan joyfully conveys its sincere wishes to His Beatitude Patriarch Joseph Absi for his election as new patriarch of the fraternal Greek Catholic...
During a meeting between His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal with the students of the American University of Madaba (which is affiliated with the Latin Patriarchate), an interesting...
Here are some ideas that can be summed up in five points: 1. On the eve marking Independence Day, Caritas Jordan whose name means "love" celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was in 1967 when the...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan on Saturday, May 27, released the good-wishes message which the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in the Vatican has issued...
In the small and quiet Bulgarian capital, Sofia, with a population of 1.5 million people in a country of seven million people, a three-day conference has convened touching on the issue of our time,...
At an invitation extended by the Sofia-based Bulgarian Center for Middle East Studies, an international conference on religion and terrorism convened on May 15-17, 2017. The conference was opened by...
A few days ago two important events, which have great global impact, took place in the Kingdom. Both events fall in the same major category, namely enhancement of the values of citizenship and...
In the past weeks, I had the honor to participate in wide-ranging meeting focusing on developing and promoting the values of citizenship and equality, namely at the dialogue conference between Al-...
Last week, I had the honor to participate in the visit of Pope Francis to Egypt in my capacity as representative of the Latin Patriarchate and of Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of...
Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa has entrusted Fr. Rif'at Bader, director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan (CCSM...
As the 7th discussion paper on education has been issued by His Majesty King Abdullah II, this is the most favorable time for serious and daring discussion of the educational procession, and to have...