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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...
As Advent winds to a close, Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of God. Every human heart should be gladdened by the tidings of comfort and joy that were revealed to poor...
No, Miriam, Santa Claus did not forget you this year. In these circumstances, though, and being far from home, it is a reasonable question for a 5-year-old to ask. "Yes, he will come, he will never...
During the Midnight Mass service Pope Francis said the most important thing is to let the Lord find us. The light of the Child Jesus was seen by “the unassuming”, “not ... by the arrogant, the proud...
At Christmas God shows us that He has not tired of us. Despite so many wars, injustice, torture, persecution, God has not stopped trusting in man and comes to his aid. The world lives of sterile...
Pope Francis condemns the violence of the Islamic State, asks for an intervention from the international community and supports ecumenism and dialogue with Islam. He also says that he hopes to have...
Theology can seem as distant from reality as a greeting card is from the terror of that first Christmas: a homeless couple with newborn, the sound of hoof-beats, the slaughter of innocents, desert...
At the Angelus the Pope “Too often God knocks at our door but we are so caught up in our thoughts and concerns we do not even notice.” “If you feel this wish to be better, it is He who is knocking....
The Christmas atmosphere of ornaments and carols that permeates the streets and shops of the low-income area of Ras el-Dekwaneh in north Beirut stops at the threshold of a small room in a narrow...
Thanks to its mediation role in the process of reconciliation between Cuba and the US, Vatican diplomacy finds itself back at the centre of the international stage. The good news of the thaw in...
The “noble” actions of those who believe in dialogue and negotiation. In an age when many, at different levels, consider the terms “dialogue” and “diplomacy” as equivalent to do-goodery and feeble...
The holiday season is in full swing, with many Canadians enjoying the carefree pleasures of Christmas office parties and concerts. Others are looking forward to attending Christmas Eve church...
David Thamir was having a great time as he played go-karts with other boys. He shrieked, ran and jumped with his companions as they charged around in the vehicles they had made for themselves. It was...
US President Barack Obama and the President of Cuba Raúl Castro have mentioned the crucial role played by the Latin American Pope in achieving a landmark deal between the two countries. Maduro called...
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...
In an hour-long meeting with Cardinal Parolin, the US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed a desire for “the Holy See’s assistance in seeking adequate humanitarian solutions for current inmates”....
Francis meets the Syriac Antiochian community which gathered in Rome for their latest Synod. The Patriarch denounced jihadists, “the fratricidal war” in Syria and last century’s genocide Many...
The Pope’s message for World Peace Day 2015 has been published. In it, he beseeches all men and women of goodwill “not to become accomplices to this evil, not to turn away from the sufferings of our...
The Orthodox Metropolitan theologian has talked about how theology has divided the Church. Now it must help overcome the obstacles that are standing in the way of full communion between catholic and...
In a packed Piazza di Spagna, brimming with 20,000 faithful, the Pope prayed to Mary to protect against “contagion of evil”. “As we approach Christmas, he prayed, “teach us to go against the tide,”...