Holy Lands

On Friday, July 14, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, under the leadership of Sir Rateb Rabie and in partnership with Bank of Palestine and Bethlehem University, brought together local...
A Vatican diplomat has told the UN Security Council that the historical status quo of the holy sites in the Holy Land is "a matter of profound sensitivities,” and reminded them that Jerusalem is...
Taking into consideration Pope Francis' exhortation on marriage, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa has met with other Mideast...
The Franciscan superior in the Holy Land has told an Italian news agency that the situation in Jerusalem is “very dangerous.” Violence has erupted following the Israeli installation of metal...
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on Sunday, July 23, between the American University of Madaba (AUM) and the General Secretariats of Christian Educational Institutions in Palestine and...
Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, celebrated Mass at the Martyrs of Jordan Church on Sunday July 23, marking the conclusion...
A Jordan Television team visited the Restaurant of Mercy which is affiliated with the Latin Patriarchate on Monday, July 24. The JTV team conveyed the humanitarian message of the restaurant, which is...
This is not intended to propagate the significance of the Restaurant of Mercy, but rather to shed light on its grand message. The Restaurant of Mercy is Jordanian. It was launched almost a year ago...
Students of architecture participating in the summer International Design Studio concluded on Saturday, July 22, the first part of their analysis work on the Madaba Regional Archaeological Museum...
At the Angelus Francis appealed for “reconciliation and peace” for the Holy City. Then he warns, “It is better a Church that is not afraid of getting its hands dirty, rather than a Church of “pure...
Following is the meditation of the Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A, July 23, 2017: Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A The Kingdom of Heaven has a...
Following is the full text of statement issued by the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem on Wednesday, July 19, regarding the mounting tension around al-Haram ash-Sharif: We, the Heads of Churches in...
The 6th Canon Law Conference for lawyers has opened at the Movenpick Hotel, Dead Sea. The conference is organized by the Ecclesiastical Court of the Latin Patriarchate and the Pontifical Lateran...
On Friday, July 14, two Israeli police officers and three Arab Israeli gunmen were killed within Al Haram Al Sharif compound. This raises the eternal question of Jerusalem and the management of holy...
The American University in Madaba (AUM) held the graduation ceremony of the third batch of its students on Tuesday, July 17, in the presence of a large number of people including Cardinal Edwin O'...
The Ecclesiastical Court of the Latin Patriarchate and the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome launched on Tuesday, July 17, the 6th Annual Canon Law Conference at the Movenpick Hotel, Dead Sea....
At the Holy Sepulcher, the religious and pilgrims came together with the Franciscan friars in order to commemorate the anniversary of the Basilica’s opening, as has occurred every year since 1149,...
An Arabic-language book titled, "History of the Latin Parishioners in Madaba and Ma'in" by Bishop Maroun Lahham was launched on Sunday, July 16, at the Church of St. John the Baptist in Madaba in...
On the second day of his visit to the Kingdom, President of Caritas Internationalis Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle visited the Garden of Mercy in Madaba which is located at the Melkite Greek Catholic...
President of Caritas Internationalis Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines arrived in Amman on Friday, July 14. Upon arrival he was warmly received by Caritas Jordan Director Wael...