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The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Cape Town has sent a message of solidarity to Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, to the entire Patriarchate and to the Catholic Parish in...
Jalila Ayyad's widower George still had a black eye and bloodstains on his shirt as he processed ahead of her coffin, hours after the air strike that destroyed their home. Jalila, 60, was the first...
As the death toll in Gaza surpasses 1,000, violent demonstrations in the West Bank leave dead and wounded, and an entire Christian community is exiled from the Iraqi city of Mosul by Islamic...
“We were also asked, as were the residents of Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahia, to evacuate our homes immediately. And like everyone else, we are asking ourselves where we can go. Gaza is small. Everything...
Fr. Ala Nadim Alamat, the acting priest of the parish of the Good Shepherd in Yonkers-New York, on Saturday, July 26, delivered a speech at the outset of the Mass presided over by Latin Patriarch of...
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twalh has presided over a Mass in memory of Fr. Sami Totah, one of the priests of the Latin Patriarchate, who passed away after suffering from illness and was...
The director of Caritas Jerusalem has launched an appeal to Pope Francis to hold a prayer vigil for the Holy Land, as was done for Syria and Iraq earlier this month. Father Raed Abusahliah said he is...
The United Nations Human Rights Council met on July 23 to discuss the human rights situation in Gaza. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See’s permanent representative to UN offices based in Geneva...
The director of Caritas Jerusalem has launched an appeal to Pope Francis to hold a prayer vigil for the Holy Land, as was done for Syria and Iraq earlier this month. Father Raed Abusahliah said he is...
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem His Beatitude Fouad Twal met on Thursday,July 24, with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, and Counselor to the President John Podesta to discuss the situation...
Can one go on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem despite the war that is raging on in Gaza and the rocket missiles that are raining down on Israel? Is it too dangerous? And aside from the concerns to do with...
Caritas Internationalis (CI) calls on both parties in the Gaza conflict to agree to a permanent ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid to get through and for the human rights of Palestinians to be...
“Where is my treasure?” Today’s Gospel speaks about “treasure”, it says: the Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure buried in a field. Matthew 13: 44-52 in another place on Mathew 6:19, Jesus says: “...
Your Eminence, Dear honorable Fathers, Family and Friends, My relationship with Abouna Sami goes beyond him being my pastor, I entered with him the Latin Seminary in Beit Jala in 1959, we studied...
Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and Custudio Terrae Sanctae have held an inftar banquet in Shu'fat, north of Jerusalem, marking the elapse of three weeks since the murder of 15-year-old Mohammad Abu...
There are almost 1,300 Palestinians, the vast majority of Muslims, who have taken shelter in the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Porphyrius in Gaza in order to escape the bombing of the Israeli army....
The Catholic bishops of the Holy Land want “an immediate ceasefire” in Gaza “and the restart of peace negotiations”, Bishop William Shomali, auxiliary bishop of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem...
The permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations organs in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, delivered a statement on July 23, 2014 in Geneva during the 21st Special Session of the...
Latin Patriarchal vicar for Jordan Archbishop Maroun Lahham has expressed the Church of Jordan’s support for all those who face difficulties and pain in the Arab world. He stressed that the Church...
By Brother Stephen Tuohy Vice President for Advancement, Bethlehem University The war in Gaza rages on, and Bethlehem University can only offer prayers for the people of Gaza and its 435 graduates,...