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There will be a number of youth groups in Italy and in several countries, including Jerusalem, that will spiritually join the young people from Rome who tomorrow, July 17, will gather in the Basilica...
There will be a number of youth groups in Italy and in several countries, including Jerusalem, that will spiritually join the young people from Rome who tomorrow, July 17, will gather in the Basilica...
In light of the Israeli government's support for Egypt's proposal for a truce in the Gaza Strip and Hamas' rejection of the proposal of "ceasefire", the leaders of all humanitarian and charitable...
Pope Francis on Sunday, July 14, asked for prayers for peace in the Holy Land. Speaking after the Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope described his appeal as “heartfelt” and said we must...
The great enthusiasm through which Jordanian Muslims are expressing their welcome to Pope Francis is indicative of a basic fact, that he is different from the other Popes who have visited Amman since...
The day the Mass was celebrated in San Francisco on Saturday July 11, 2014, was historic and nonpareil in the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. It was the day when His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal...
A moment of nonpareil joy prevailed at the time when Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal entered the Church of St. Anne in San Francisco to preside over the Mass during which Deacon Bernard Poggi...
Faced with a growing number of victims following the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, Caritas Jerusalem has warned of looming humanitarian emergency on the people of Gaza. The organization...
Attacks by the Israeli military on the civilian population in Gaza, as well as firing of rockets by militants from Gaza to Israel, were strongly condemned by World Council of Churches (WCC) General...
Members of the tiny Christian community in the Gaza Strip have been keeping tabs on each other and lending a helping hand to keep each other safe during Israeli airstrikes throughout the region, but...
Faced with renewed tensions in the Holy Land, the Justice and Peace Commission of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land has issued a strong appeal for peace in the region, warning that...
“No more war, war destroys everything. Let us not be overcome by evil or allow violence and hatred to prevail over dialogue and reconciliation.” The Pope’s meeting of prayer for peace in the Holy...
The opposition of the Christian communities in Jordan to the “Council of Non-Muslim Communities Draft Law 2014” which was renamed “Christian Communities Council Draft Law 2014” does not stem from a...
“So far, the migrants are safe and no casualties have been reported,” Fr. Tojy Jose, OFM, head of the Indian Chaplaincy in the Holy Land, told CNA on Friday. Under the back and forth of Israeli...
The Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew speaking Catholics in the Holy Land, Fr. David Neuhaus SJ has joined his colleagues of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land (ACOHL) in calling...
HRH Prince Mired Ibn Raad has patronized the annual Ramadan iftar banquet organized in Amman by the Christian Islamic Committee of Our Lady of Peace Center marking the advent of the holy month of...
"The use of drugs is unfortunately becoming an epidemic in East Jerusalem. It affects the Palestinian community in such a devastating manner. Around 15,000 young Palestinians use drugs, and 5,000 are...
Abouna.org has learned that the Latin Ecclesiastical Court will shortly issue a statement conveying the views of the Catholic Church towards the Council of Non-Muslim Communities Law that has been...
“It is not worthy of political and religious leaders to support, feed, foment revenge. Revenge calls for revenge, blood calls for blood. And innocent people who are killed, all the children killed,...
When the Pope visited Bethlehem, in the West Bank, last month, he was less than 100 km (60 miles) away from Gaza. But for the 4,000 Christians in this crowded Palestinian territory along the...