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The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity (HCHF) has conveyed gratitude and appreciation to the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan marking its participation in the May 14 World...
The Catholic Church of the Holy Land has always prided itself with its strong institutional presence and major contributions to the fields of education, health, and social services. Nothing is more...
It was officially announced that the doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher will open for prayers and visits effective Sunday, May 24. The opening of the church is conditional to allowing only a...
It is on the Mount of Olives, in the place which commemorates the last moments spent by Jesus on Earth, that the Franciscans of the Custody of the Holy Land celebrated the Feast of the Ascension. The...
The Catholic Church in Jerusalem marked the 5th anniversary of the canonization of St. Marie-Alphonsine on Saturday, May 16, during a Holy Mass celebrated at the Rosary Sisters Convent Pilgrim Guest...
The Catholic Church will mark the 5th anniversary of the canonization of St. Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas which took place on May 17, 2015. The Church acknowledges the genuineness of her spiritual...
On Thursday, May 14, 2020, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, grand master of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, announced the launching of the “Covid-19 Humanitarian Support Fund” for benefit of...
On Sunday 10th May, at St Clare’s Monastery in Jerusalem, Sister Guadalupe de Diòs made her solemn profession in the hands of the delegate and head of the community of the Poor Clares, Sister Maria...
“The word of God continues to be sown and we are not giving up.” This is how Fr. Marwan Di’des, parish priest of the Latin church of Nazareth, speaks about this difficult time when the churches of...
In a joint letter to heads of states that are part of the European Union, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) appealed for a firm and principled stance by...
Fr. Azzam Jasser, a Latin Patriarchate priest in Jordan, has tendered his resignation to Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, due to...
Every year in Jerusalem on 7th May, the chapel of St Helen is draped in red and gold paraments for the celebration of the Finding of the Holy Cross, which took place here. The chapel, in the complex...
On Thursday, May 7, 2020, the Patriarchs and Heads of the Holy Land Churches issued a statement on Israeli planned annexation of West Bank land. Following is the text of the statement: As a result...
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and the Holy Land Bishop Paul Marcuzzo has sent a message to the Latin Patriarchate bishops, priests, nuns and believers in which he informed them that,...
Capernaum is one of the most loved and visited places in the Holy Land. The site, especially in the last two years, has seen an exponential increase in the number of visitors with an average of 5000...
COVID -19 has affected the whole world, and our beloved Holy Land has not been spared. In fact, our people have been hit the hardest. Entire towns are under quarantine, and no one can leave their...
The parishioners of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Na'our lit the nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto on May 3 with the Jordanian flag, in an expression of allegiance to the homeland as well as an...
It is a day to be remembered all the time. May 2, 2020 marks the 5th anniversary of the inauguration of the first shrine in Jordan dedicated to the Virgin Mary, that bears the name of Our Lady of...
Fr, John Kwasi Bomah, the current first sacristan of the Basilica of the Annunciation of Nazareth, is 58 years old and comes from Ghana. Fr. John is the witness of a living Franciscanism, through...
The Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem and Amman has conveyed well wishes to the Arab and Islamic worlds on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, according to a statement sent by the Catholic Center...