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Coinciding with the celebration of the Catholic Church’s marking the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, the “Our Lady of Nazareth” parish in Sweifieh, West Amman, held a Mass presided over by...
Vatican Insider Following is an exclusive interview with Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in which he talks about next May’s meeting in Jerusalem...
On November 14, 2012, Israel launched an eight-day war on the Gaza Strip. Within just over a week, more than 165 Palestinians, including 100 innocent civilians, were killed. Tens of thousands of...
The U.S. bishops' international justice and peace representative has called on the state department to pressure the Israeli government to cease its efforts to confiscate Palestinian land in the West...
Jordan will next week launch activities to mark the World Interfaith Harmony Week, an initiative the Kingdom launched in 2010 that was adopted by the UN. Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour will attend...
Prince Charles has pinpointed one of the greatest shifts of population in modern times. “It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are increasingly being...
With the return of the Palestinians and the Israelis to the negotiations table under the auspices of the US, everyone wonders how serious and feasible the talks will be and what their outcome will be...
Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan, Fr. Rif’at Bader said: When the world saw His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-...
The Bishops of the Holy Land Coordination have issued an appeal to Christians and to the international community about the Cremisan Valley where the extension of wall security risk endangering the...
Members of pastoral councils in Jordan have held a general meeting at the Lady of Peace Center to discuss "the challenges of the pastoral family in the context of the Annunciation," in response to a...
The Holy Father Pope Francis has accepted the resignation submitted to him by H.E. Msgr. Elias Chacour, Archbishop of the Greek Melkite Archeparchy of Akka, Haifa, Nazareth and the Galilee. At the...
Over the past five years, based on my work as a journalist specialised in religious ecclesiastic media affairs through the Catholic Centre for Studies and Media and Lebanese NourSat satellite station...
Churches in Jordan have celebrated Mass for unity and peace in the Middle East at Mar Afram Syriac Orthodox Church in Sweifieh with the participation of bishops, a large number of priests and deacons...
On the occasion of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, a Mass has been celebrated in the parish of St. Anthony in Jaffa with many migrant communities. The Coordination of the Pastoral among...
Isaiah 8:23-9:3; Psalm 27; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17; Matthew 4:12-23 When Jesus began his mission to proclaim the kingdom of heaven is at hand, he helped people that could only see doom and gloom...
Following is the statement of Fr. Rif’at Bader, Director of the Center for Catholic Studies and Media, the official media spokesman for the Papal visit: This year is distinguished and it is conducive...
Following is the statement of Archbishop Giorgio Lingua, Apostolic Nuncio in Jordan, on Pope Francis upcoming visit to the Holy Land: On January 4, 1964, the plane of the bishop of Rome landed for...
Following is the statement of the Catholic Churches in Jordan and the Holy Land on upcoming visit of Pope Francis: 1. His Holiness Pope Francis announced today, January 5, 2014, his intention to...
Following is the homily of Patriarch Fuad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem during the annual pilgrimage to the Baptism Site, January 10, 2014: Good morning, Happy New Year, Dear Friends, I welcome...
Following is the statement of the Coordination of Bishops’ Conferences in support of the Church in the Holy Land. The statement was issued on January 15, 2014 following an annual pilgrimage to the...