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Christians in Jerusalem have written to the apostolic nuncio to Israel to voice concern that they may be prevented from welcoming the Pope when he visits the country later this month. They have said...
Following is an exclusive interview with Jordanian Ambassador to the Holy See Makram M. Queisi: Question: This is the first papal visit. In your capacity as the ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of...
The Lebanon-based Maronite patriarch's historic first visit to Jerusalem to welcome Pope Francis is aimed at strengthening the "Christian presence" in the Middle East, a church official has said....
The Pope’s visit to the Holy Land (24-26 May) will be “very brief and very intense” as Paul VI’s visit was back in 1964. Vatican spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, confirmed this at a press...
The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies of Amman (RIIFS)and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue have issued a joint appeal at the end of meeting on interreligious dialogue on May...
Following is the text of the interview by Portuguese weekly VISAO with Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal in Portugal for ceremonies on May 13. He asked all to pray for peace in the Middle East...
In the places to be visited by Pope Francis, many preparations are under way. Management of the places of worship, implementation of stringent security measures, checking guest lists, distributing of...
The Eastern Catholic patriarchs will accompany Pope Francis during his pilgrimage in the holy Land, from May 24 to 26, 2014. These are the patriarchs of the Greek, Maronite, Chaldean, Syrian, Coptic...
The Christians of East Jerusalem have sent a message to Honorable Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine,urging support to protect their presence in Jerusalem...
A new kind of education — a humanitarian one — is needed to stand against the current challenges of violence and extremism, HRH Prince Hassan has said. “... Education is important to preserve humans...
Marking the celebrations of Our Lady Of Fatima in Portugal, Patriarch Fouad Twal has been received by a multitude of fervent faithful. He was also awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit....
Archbishop Maroun Lahham has been taking a leading role in preparations for Pope Francis’ visit to the Holy Land, May 24-26. The Palestinian archbishop, vicar in Jordan for the Latin Patriarchate of...
As long as there is no equality between humans, it will be impossible to put an end to extremism, HRH Prince Hassan said on Monday. Speaking at a conference on religion and violence, the prince, who...
As a man of peace, Pope Francis’ upcoming visit is expected to empower Jordan as “the guiding star” of the Middle East and the entire world, according to officials from the Royal Institute of Inter-...
An olive tree stands tall and green in the Vatican gardens at Castel Gandolfo, bearing witness to a deep-rooted and special relationship between Jordan and the Holy See, spanning many decades. The...
The Palestinian territories, namely Jerusalem and Bethlehem, are looking forward to the fourth papal vast to the Holy Land. The governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Husseini, says that the arrival of the...
There are just two weeks to go before Pope Francis’ arrival and the streets of Amman are already brimming with revelatory zeal: on what is going to be Francis’ fourth trip to the Holy Land, his visit...
The Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has expressed readiness of Royal Jordanian to provide discounts on the prices of tickets for flights departing to Jordan from specified destinations...
During a press conference held in Haifa this on Sunday, May 11, 2014, His Beatitude Fouad Twal spoke out against recent “Price Tag” attacks” urging the government to do justice. Following is the text...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media has carried out an exclusive interview with Bishop Maroun Lahham, Latin patriarchal vicar for Jordan, during which he reviewed the leading role His Majesty...