Holy Lands

The Apostolic Nunciature in Jordan held a religious ceremony on Monday, April 25, marking the 5th anniversary of the election of His Holiness Pope Francis which is regarded as a national holiday in...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan has the honor to invite you to attend an important lecture to be delivered by Monsignor Khaled Akasheh, head of the Office for Relations with Islam...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan marks its sixth anniversary on April 25. The CCSM was launched on April 25, 2012 to serve as a media arm for the Latin Patriarchate, and to...
His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday, April 24, attended the 2018 King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week prize ceremony at Al Husseiniya Palace and presented awards to the winners. Launched...
A ceremony marking the assumption of Bishop Joseph Jbara his duties as archbishop of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Petra and Philadelphia was held on Saturday April 21 at the Greek-...
At the Church of St. Catherine in Bethlehem, a new parish group was launched, namely the Apostles of Divine Mercy. The group, inspired by St. Faustina Kowalska (the Polish holy mystic of the early...
Following is the meditation of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B, April 22, 2018: The...
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, the American Wheelchair Mission visited the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and participated in a Holy Mass presided by His Excellency Bishop Joseph A. Pepe and...
The Italian Hospital in Amman has held a celebration marking the 90th anniversary of its establishment. On this occasion, His Majesty King Abdullah II conferred upon the hospital, the King Abdullah...
The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land met on April 11-12, 2018 for its plenary meeting. The meeting took place at the Maronite Archbishopric in Nicosia, Cyprus. The gathering of the...
During Holy Week for the Orthodox Church, and the first week of Easter for the Latin Church, 14 students of various nationalities came together to write the icon of St Mary Magdalene at the Bethlehem...
Legal empowerment of the poor is prerequisite to eliminate marginalisation and exclusion, HRH Prince Hassan said at a conference on Monday, April 16. Poverty is not only the lack of material...
A sixth-century Assyrian monastery in southeastern Batman province opened on Monday, April 16, some 100 years after being abandoned. The monastery, founded by Mor Aho, an Assyrian monk who lived...
His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Sunday, April 15, delivered Jordan's speech at the 29th Arab summit, taking place at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, with the participation of Arab leaders and heads of...
A high-profile Catholic Relief Services (CRS) delegation paid a visit to Caritas Jordan premises in Jabal Luweibdeh on Thursday, April 12, to get acquainted with Caritas Jordan activities which aim...
Saturday, April 7, 2018, the feast of St. Mary Magdalene was celebrated on the archaeological site of Magdala, on the shore of the Sea of ​​Galilee, during a solemn Mass presided over by Archbishop...
It clearly was neither coordinated nor intentional, but this Easter Sunday saw an unusually low governmental and public interaction with Palestinian Christians. It might have been the fact that...
The Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Petra and Philadelphia invites priests, deacons, nuns and the faithful to take part in the Mass marking the assumption of Bishop Joseph Jbara his role as...
In the past six years, the number of Christians in the Gaza Strip has plummeted from 4,500 to just 1,000, due to the harsh conditions under which they are living, according to the pastor of the...
Following is the text of the homily of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, marking the Annunciation of the Lord on April 8,...