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Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader, parish priest of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Na'our and Director of the Catholic Center of Studies and Media(CCSM) in Amman, has received congratulatory cables from...
A three-day online training workshop titled, “Prevention and Control for COVID-19” concluded on June 27. The workshop, organized by Caritas Jordan on June 24-27, was held in cooperation with the...
On Saturday, June 27, 2020, the Catholic Church and the Jerusalem Diocese celebrated the priestly ordination of Beit Jala native Deacon Firas Abedrabbo. The celebration was presided over by Most Rev...
On Monday, June 29, on the day of the solemnity of St. Peter and St Paul, five deacons received the priestly ordination by the imposition of the hands of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa...
The World Council of Churches, World Communion of Reformed Churches, ACT Alliance and Lutheran World Federation have released an “Ecumenical Statement on the Planned Annexation of Occupied...
The mystique of the Dead Sea Scrolls — from their discovery in the Judean desert in the 1940s to the long delay in publishing — has led to outlandish theories that can obscure the genuine reasons for...
As a global family made of various nations and ethnicities, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is guided and informed by the Biblical principles of diversity, reconciliation and peaceful co-...
In a joyful atmosphere on June 27, 2020, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa presided at a Holy Mass, celebrated at the Church...
On Saturday, June 27, 2020, Bethlehem University represented by its Vice-Chancellor Brother Peter Bray, FSC, EdD, announced the appointment of Fr. Iyad Twal as Executive Vice President, to replace Dr...
Within the framework of the annual educational session being held by the young Latin Patriarchate priests in the Holy Land, the priests visited on Thursday, June 25, Our Lady of Peace Center and Our...
The feast-day of St John the Baptist in the Holy Land started at the shrine of St John of the Desert. On the eve of the solemn feast, the Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land prayed...
On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, the young Latin Patriarchate priests in the Holy Land held their annual educational session. Due to the current prevailing circumstances, the participation of priests in...
In line with the American University of Madaba’s (AUM) intention to contribute to supporting the government's efforts designed to control the ramifications of the Corona pandemic, the AUM has made a...
On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, His Holiness Pope Francis, through the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, donated 25 Covid-19 test kits to the Ministry of Health in Gaza. The delivery of the kits...
A large number of faithful gathered on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Beit sahour to welcome Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin...
Iconographer Johnny Andonieh, from Bethlehem, has always been fascinated by icons of the Christian tradition. He is very skilled in making these objects so that they become an instrument of...
On Thursday, June 19, the Church of Jerusalem celebrated the Chrism Mass at the Basilica of the Agony– or the Church of All the Nations– standing at the foot of the Mount of Olives, on the garden...
These days I recall the 25th anniversary of my priestly ordination which is usually referred to as the “priestly silver jubilee”. I have had the honor to work in the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem...
“Vocation is a simple thing”: this is how Fr. Marwan Di’des starts to tell his story. The Franciscan friar of the Custody of the Holy Land, today parish priest of the Latin church of Nazareth, felt...
Former heads of Churches in Jerusalem issued a statement dated June 15, 2020 on the Israeli annexation plans, namely Patriarch Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Church Michael Sabbah, Bishop Emeritus...