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Pope Francis sent a Message on Friday, May 30, to his charitable office, the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, which was hosting a coordination meeting of Catholic organizations helping people caught up...
At the General Audience dedicated to his recent trip to the Holy Land Francis said: “I ask forgiveness for what we have done to encourage the division among Christians”. The meeting with the Orthodox...
The Pope brings interfaith dialogue to a region plagued by atrocities committed along religious lines. Arriving in Jordan with old friends from other faiths, Pope Francis begins his Holy Land tour...
Only through applying the concept of true citizenship, upgrading the education system and putting interfaith dialogue into action can the Kingdom respond to the repercussions of the Arab Spring on...
“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...