Holy Lands

The Congregation for the Eastern Churches has issued an appeal for the annual Holy Land collection, which takes place in churches around the world on Good Friday. “Today, as we know, living the...
The Consul General of France in Jerusalem, Pierre Cochard on Thursday, March 16, 2017, met with Father Iyad Twal, director of schools of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. It was a meeting that...
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed the number of seats reserved for each city to Christian candidates with a presidential decree, in view of the municipal elections scheduled for 13 May....
The Holy See has offered a contribution of $500,000 for the restoration project being carried out in the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem. As is noted, an important part of the restorations has...
The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land met at Casa Nova in Bethlehem on March 14 -15, 2017. At the heart of the discussions were the Catholic schools of the diocese and the youth of the...
Within the framework of a series of lectures delivered weekly during Great Lent 2017, Bishop Emeritus Maroun Lahham delivered a lecture on Wednesday, March 15, at St. Joseph Church, in Amman...
Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, visited the Cyprus parishes, priests and Knights of the Holy Sepulcher on March 11-13, 2017. There...
On Thursday, March 9, 2017, A delegation from the Italian Embassy and the Italian Development Agency was welcomed at our Lady of Peace Center to visit the Orthopedic Prostheses and Rehabilitation...
On Saturday, March 11, 2017, as a tradition during Lent, the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, made a solemn entry into the Basilica of the Holy...
In continuation of its Winter Aid Campaign, Caritas Jordan on Saturday, March 11, distributed vouchers and packages of hygiene buckets and blankets to 200 needy families in Shobak. The Caritas...
Aimed at helping people displaced by war and terror rebuild their lives, a project in the “City of Mosaics” is training Iraqi refugees with skills to face future challenges. The Living Mosaic...
Documenting the situation of Christians and their rights in four Arab countries, the Arabic edition of Nael Gerges’ book “Christians of the Middles East: Towards Citizenship” was launched in Amman on...
The first organized Holy Land pilgrimage in Pontifical Swiss Guard history quietly took place last month, with none of the attention the Pope’s foot soldiers ordinarily attract. Dressed in their...
Within the framework of a series of lectures to be delivered by Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali during Great Lent 2017, the bishop delivered a lecture on Wednesday, March 8...
The house where Jesus may have grow up has been uncovered in Nazareth. Archaeologist Dr Ken Dark claims that the property, which was first discovered in the 1880s, could well be the place where Jesus...
Her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Talal, chairperson of the Jordan Boy and Girl Scouts, presided at a significant ceremony organized by the Scouts Northern Zerka, marking the group’s 50th...
As the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict approaches, Development and Peace—Caritas Canada has announced the continued support of Global Affairs Canada for the organization’s humanitarian aid...
Venice and the Holy Land have always had a special bond. This is reflected in a series of objects that will be on display in the hall of the Custodial Curia at St. Savior’s Monastery in Jerusalem....
Three years after being forced to leave Mosul, the pain of Iraqi Christians is still raw, participants at a conference said on Thursday. The conference, titled “Iraqi Refugees in Jordan: Challenges...
The first Friday of Lent, the faithful of the Holy City gathered to commemorate the Crowning of Thorns of Christ at the convent of Ecce Homo, held by the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion and the...