Holy Lands

May 25, 2017 Solemnity of the Lord’s Ascension Matthew’s Gospel does not relate any appearance of the Risen Lord to the disciples, except what we read today. After the resurrection, the first and...
Archbishop Pizzaballa on the White House’s new approach: “Riyadh may play a decisive role in the conflict between Arab countries and Israel” Understanding that dialogue between religions is a key...
It is a now established and solid tradition that the Dominican and Franciscan friars in Jerusalem celebrate the feast of their own founding fathers together. This is what they did last October at St...
Jordan Caritas, the social arm of the Catholic Church marked on Wednesday, May 24, its 50th anniversary by celebrating Mass presided over by Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of...
His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal affirmed the necessity of empowering young people and establishing the language of logical dialogue based on sound foundations, thus contributing to...
US President Donald Trump has begun his two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a private visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Under tight security and led by the...
The Caritas Regional Conference of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) kicked off on Monday, May 22, with the participation of a number of Middle East and North Africa Caritas officials and...
Under the patronage of Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Rifat Bader, Caritas Jordan celebrated on Saturday, May 20, the graduation ceremony of the second batch of...
The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (ACOHL) has issued the following document titled, " The Question of Normalization”. Following is the text of the document: What is normalization...
Following is the meditation of the Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa for the sixth Sunday of Easter, May 21, 2017 Let us continue listening to Chapter XIV of John’s Gospel. These are not simple...
In a letter to Patriarch Sako, Mgr Ortega Martín says that cooperation between Churches is a "strong show of communion” in the face of persecution and violence. The prelate notes that it is everyone'...
On Friday, May 12, 2017, Bishop Emeritus Maroun Lahham administered the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation to 21 children in Smakieh. It is an annual event of importance for this...
Latin Patriarchal Vicar of Jordan Bishop William Shomali paid his first official visit to the American University of Madaba (AUM) on Tuesday, May 16, after having assumed his duties in Jordan. Bishop...
The Apostolic Nunciature in Jordan marked the 4th anniversary of the election of His Holiness Pope Francis as leader of the worldwide Catholic Church by celebrating Mass at St. Mary of Nazareth...
Naples has celebrated the 8th centenary of the Franciscans’ presence in the Holy Land with the exhibit, “The Bible: Book of Life and Culture,” organized by the Commissariat of the Holy Land in...
Following his visit to California, Archbishop Pizzaballa continued his pastoral visit to various dioceses in the United States from May 9 -14, 2017. He met with religious and political figures, the...
The American University of Madaba has announced vacant positions in the fields of health science, science, engineering, business and finance, in addition to architecture and design. The candidates...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan has the honor of inviting you to take part in the Mass and the reception to be held by the Apostolic Nunciature in Jordan marking the 4th...
The Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Naour, south of Amman, participated in the centenary celebrations marking the apparitions of Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal which culminated in massive...
Russia is funding the reconstruction work in the historic center of the city of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. The Russian government has allocated $4 million to Palestine for reconstruction work...