Holy Lands

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It is a challenge not to read these texts in light of the current situation of the Middle East. In the first reading, Isaiah begins with a beautiful song about his friend who is in an idyllic setting...
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The head of the Vatican’s Council for Christian Unity says he regrets that Catholics and Orthodox leaders are unable to give a stronger sign of unity for Christians suffering persecution in the...
Reflecting on their recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, US bishops have cited relationships there between Christian and Muslim students as a sign of hope for peace in the region. A delegation of 18...
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His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Wednesday, September 24, called for actively working for consensus-driven political solutions to regional crises and stressed that the security situation in Syria,...
The head of the Vatican’s Council for Christian Unity says he regrets that Catholics and Orthodox leaders are unable to give a stronger sign of unity for Christians suffering persecution in the...
The Joint International Commission for the Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church has released a communiqué following the Commission's 13th plenary session,...
A total of 18 US bishops have concluded a Prayer Pilgrimage to Israel and the Palestinian territories during the period September 11-18 and issued the following statement: We went to the Holy Land...
The Heads of Catholic Churches in the Holy Land met on September 16-17at the Caritas Betharram Center in Bethlehem to discuss the common challenges and issues facing their churches and countries....
The Justice and Peace Commission of the Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (ACOHL) has issued a statement reacting to the Israeli Ministry of the Interior's announcement that...
Foreign weapons and a lack of funding are among the serious challenges facing humanitarian response efforts in the Middle East, said participants at a recent conference in Rome. Leaders of the...
Within the framework of the current meetings of the joint Orthodox-Catholic Commission taking place for the first time in Jordan, Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting...
American bishops were returning to their dioceses after a nine-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a stronger resolve to advocate for peace and to urge the US government to take a leadership role in...
A delegation from the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS), accompanied by a number of young men and women who participated in disseminating the "Amman Message" over the past year, has...
US bishops visiting the Holy Land on a peace pilgrimage emphasized the importance of prayer, with Christians and non-Christians. "Prayer is so powerful, and it can also strengthen our resolve" to...
On September 19, 2014 the Pontifical Mission issued a communiqué about Gaza emergency response by the Catholic Aid Organisations. Following is the text of the statement: The war between Israel and...
The Assembly of the Catholic Bishops of the Holy Land held its ordinary session in Bethlehem on September 16-17, 2014 and issued the following statement: The Heads of Catholic Churches in the Holy...
His Majesty King Abdullah said on Tuesday, September 16, that Jordan is tightening the noose around terrorists and their supporters, adopting an approach that entails supporting neighbours and...
A delegation of twenty bishops from the United States on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Pope Francis to promote peace, accompanied by members of CRS (Catholic Relief Services), have gathered with...