Arab world

“Welcome to Israel, an island of tolerance in the Middle East”. With these words, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted Pope Francis on the runway at the Ben Gurion airport in Tel...
Pope Francis began a densely packed visit to the Holy Land with a call for religious freedom in the Middle East, including respect for the right to change one's religion. "Religious freedom is, in...
The Blessed Mother is known by many names around the world: Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Divine Providence, and many more. There is one name of Mary, known by few but revered...
The excitement over the visit of Pope Francis to Jerusalem is gradually building as the hours pass and the moment of his arrival approaches. One sees it in subtle signs: an intensification of...
The President of the State of Palestine, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, issued a statement in which he welcomed the Pope Francis who is expected by the Palestinian people in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, with all the...
Pope Francis briefly greeted on Friday the journalists who were travelling with him on his plane to Jordan to report on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He joked that he comes like Daniel or a lamb...
Along with Latin Rite Catholics, Melkite, Maronite, Chaldean, Syriac, Coptic and Armenian Catholics are preparing to welcome the Pope, head of the Catholic Church, to the Holy Land. A visit which at...
Jerusalem awaits Pope’s Francis’ arrival in the Holy Land tomorrow, amidst a sea of over one thousand Vatican and Israeli flags. The first port of call in the Pope’s Middle Eastern voyage will be...
Jerusalem awaits Pope’s Francis’ arrival in the Holy Land tomorrow, amidst a sea of over one thousand Vatican and Israeli flags. The first port of call in the Pope’s Middle Eastern voyage will be...
Following the gesture of Paul VI during his 1964 Holy Land pilgrimage, Pope Francis will plant an olive tree in the Garden of Gethsemane as a symbolic gesture, a forerunner of peace and prosperity...
The director of Caritas Jordan, Wael Suleiman, talks about the sense of anticipation among the refugees who will be meeting Francis in Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan, along with all the other poor “In...
A spokesman for the Maronite Catholic Church said Cardinal Bechara Rai, Maronite patriarch, will welcome Pope Francis to the Holy Land as head of the largest Antiochian Catholic Church and will not...
The present bloodshed in Syria began in 2010, during the early days of the so-called Arab Spring. At first, the anti-regime protests appeared to be another series of “peaceful” demonstrations defying...
Pope Francis received in audience the King of Bahrain, His Majesty Hamad Ibn Isa Al Khalifa, who subsequently met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Dominique...
Extremism, a major dilemma facing the world today, is an ideology created and nurtured by radicals with a specific agenda and has no relation to religion or its high ethical and spiritual values,...
The Lebanon's Maronite patriarch is to become the first head of his church to visit Jerusalem when he joins Pope Francis in May on a Holy Land tour, he told AFP. “The Pope is going to the Holy Land...
Though undeclared, the sense of security of the Christians, especially of the youth, in the region is diminishing while watching Christians' human rights getting undermined or Christians becoming a...
The Catholic Centre for Studies and Media in Jordan had posted on its website www.abouna.org a special prayer concomitant with the Pope’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land in May 24-25. Patriarchal Vicar...
The site http://saint-adday.com has posted a rare photo of Saint Pope John XXIII during a meeting with Iraqi clergymen.This photo was forwarded by an Iraqi lady named Mona Daniel who saved it in...
His Beatitude Patriarch Mar Louis Raphael I Sako has declared that as both Their Holiness the Blessed Popes John Paul II and John XXIII were canonized, the Church of the Queen of the Rosary in...