Holy Lands

The Latin Church on the Thursday, June 15, after Holy Trinity Sunday, solemnly celebrates the Feast of Corpus Christi (“Body of Christ”) in solemn commemoration of the reality of the Body and Blood...
There is nothing more impressive than the new priest’s hugging of his parents… amidst the tears of joy, the words come out of the mouth of the priest with the spontaneity of the village as he says: O...
Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem presided over the service for the ordination of deacon Salem Loulas of Beit Jala, on Friday, June 16...
The Church celebrated, on Thursday June 15, the Corpus Domini or Corpus Christi, a feast whose origins date back to the 13th century and which, since the 14th century, has been observed all over the...
On July 3, 1993, Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo, who is of Italian origin and fond of Arabs, was ordained archbishop and named Latin patriarchal vicar for Nazareth. He succeeded late Bishop Hanna...
Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Most Rev. Pierebatista Pizzabala named on Tuesday, June 14, Fr. Dr. Hanna Kildani as Latin patriarchal vicar for Nazareth. Fr. Hanna...
French Ambassador in Jordan David Bertolotti and representative of Caritas Jordan for Iraqi Refugees Wael Suleiman signed an agreement, on Tuesday, June 13, valid for one year with an amount of 250,...
The statue of the patron saint of the Custody of the Holy Land stands to the left of the altar at St. Savior’s Church: it is St. Anthony, unmistakable with an open book in his hand and the Child...
The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Diocesan Offices and Parishes issued a statement signed by Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Most Rev. Pierebatista Pizzabala,...
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa ordained two new priests for the...
On Sunday, June 11, 2017, eighteen seminarians, Salesians and Missionaries of Africa, were ordained deacons by Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Archbishop Pierbattista...
Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, will celebrate High Mass on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi in the Basilica of the Holy sepulcher,...
On the frontlines of need, assisting refugees and displaced people in the Middle East is the Church’s humanitarian umbrella organization, Caritas Internationalis. The local Caritas Jordan agency is...
On Sunday, June 11, in the Basilica of Gethsemane, seventeen seminarians received the order of the diaconate through the imposition of hands by Mons. Pizzaballa. ***** "He loved them to the end”....
Under the patronage of Her Highness Princess Alia Al Tabba’, Caritas Jordan, in cooperation with Promise Welfare Society, on Monday, June 12, held an iftar banquet for 200 children at the Garden of...
On Sunday, June 4, 2017, the Religious Studies Department at Bethlehem University held its 16th annual Mandate Mass for its graduates in the Chapel of the Divine Child. The Mass was held to celebrate...
The Caritas Jordan Campaign "Mercy and Love" proceeded to Ma'an, on Thursday, June 8, where a team of volunteers and staff of the Caritas Jordan distributed humanitarian aid to 150 families, in...
Bethlehem University of the Holy Land is a Catholic Christian co-educational institution of higher learning founded in 1973 in the Lasallian tradition, open to students of all faith traditions....
Since their arrival to Jordan in August 2014, Iraqi Christians were living in improvised church premises, halls or caravans. The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has been helping them unconditionally...
The Caritas Jordan’s Campaign for this year’s month of Ramadan kicked off on Wednesday, May 7,under the slogan “ Mercy and Love” from the city of Salt’s Abdul Hafez Al Azab Vocational School in the...