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Even if the Israeli diplomat strike drags on until the end of May, the Pope’s visit to the Holy Land is definitely going ahead. This is the prevailing view in Jerusalem, an opinion that a number of...
The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) and the Arab Cultural Foundation in Jordan have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening mutual understanding between...
Palestinian Minister of Tourism Roula Ma’aya, accompanied by Palestinian Ambassador to the Holy See Issa Kassissiyeh, paid a courtesy visit to His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal at the Latin...
Following is the text of the statement issued by the Vatican om March 27, 2014 on the pilgrimage programme of Pope Francis' planned trip on May 24-26, 2014 to the Holy Land marking the 50th...
The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) and the Arab Cultural Foundation(Shamel) in Jordan have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening mutual understanding between...
His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, addressed the journalists at a press conference on March 27, 2014. Following is the text of the Patriarch’s statement announcing the programme...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan (CCSM) has issued a statement on Thursday, March 27, unveiling the program of Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at the...
On the occasion of the election of a new mayor, Bishop Marcuzzo, Patriarchal Vicar for Israel, went to the municipality to present his congratulations and initiate collaboration between the Church...
The Holy Land Commission of the Grand Magisterium of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre visited the Holy Land on March 17-23, 2014 for a review of different projects of the Latin Patriarch...
The American University of Madaba (AUM) and the Pazmany Peter Catholic University in Hungary, on March 22 signed an agreement of international cooperation designed to promote academic exchange and...
This Lent season, Patriarch Fouad Twal toured the Palestinian town of Birzeit and made a special stop at HCEF’s Birzeit Senior Citizen Center (BSCC). The BSCC has a longstanding relationship with...
The Thirsty who gives humanity to drink! (John 4, 4) The Savior courageously means to save Jews and other men from all discrimination, enmity, taboos and complexes. At the well, he is not only...
Exodus 17:3-7; Psalm 95; Romans 51-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42 All my years as a priest have taught me one thing: people thirst and are hungry and we have to find ways to nourish one another. This...
“Need of real water” More than 3.4 million people die of clean water each year in the world. 884 million people in the world lack access to safe water supplies. We can live for months without food...
The leaders of the Catholic communities in Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Cyprus have chosen the logo and the motto for Pope Francis’ pilgrimage, slated for May 24-26 this year. The theme ‘So that...
The Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries has approved a document published by the Justice and Peace Commission about the Knesset law project which is about to introduce a distinction between Christian...
The Catholic Ordinaries have held a two-day meeting in Tiberias and discussed among other issues the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to the Holy Land. Following the meetings,they issued the following...
An "Aid to the Church in Need" delegation has paid a visit to the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Amman within the framework of a four-day visit to the Jordan. The delegation included...
On March 11 and 12, 2014, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land (AOCTS) convened at the Casa Nova Guesthouse in Tiberias for the first of its bi-annual meetings of 2014. The members of...
For many centuries during Lent, Sunday is solemnized in a special way for Latin Catholics at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. In keeping with tradition, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, His...