Holy Lands

The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was celebrated in a special way by the faithful of Bethlehem on Friday June 2, 2017, with a Holy Mass at the Salesian Church followed by a procession in the old...
It is Pentecost, and in Jerusalem, more than ever, history repeats itself: People from all over the world, in many different languages, proclaim the Lord with joy. Like the disciples who gathered for...
The Sri Lankan community in Jordan has marked the conclusion of the Marian Month with Mass celebrated by Bishop Santos Pereira who had come to Jordan deliberately for the first event. The Mass was...
Director of Our Lady of Peace Center for the Physically Disabled Fr. Dr. Shawqi Batrian has said that the Christian-Islamic iftar banquets during the holy month of Ramadan provide cogent evidence...
Bethlehem University celebrated its 41st graduation ceremony. The first university in Palestine, founded in 1973 by the Congregation of Oriental Churches and by the Brothers of Christian Schools,...
French Ambassador David Bertolotti, visited the American University of Madaba (AUM) on Monday, May 22, 2017. During the visit, he met with Professor Victor Billeh, chairman of the board of trustees,...
Jesus taught the crowds many times and walked with his disciples on the shores of Lake Tiberias. Today, looking at those shores and at that water, Jesus seems closer. On the shores of what is often...
On the last day of the month of Mary, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, the Latin parish of Jerusalem held a procession in the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. The...
“… Since love is the story of life so is Caritas… a part of Jordan history…” This year, Caritas Jordan marks its 50th anniversary, a pathway of giving, love and mercy, serving all needy people in our...
For almost a week in May, students and volunteers from the French Biblical and Archaeological School of Jerusalem visited Jordan, guided by Father Dominique-Marie Cabaret, who teaches topography,...
Once again the world mourns the loss of innocent lives. The recent attack in Manchester has yet again shocked and angered the world; time and again we see barbarous acts perpetrated against society’s...
The parishioners of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and Our Lady of Lourdes grotto in Naour, south of Amman, marked the conclusion of the Marian month by celebrating Mass presided over by Fr. Firas...
Jerusalem was glistening from atop the Mount of Olives, while the strong sun warmed the air and the soil. In that very place, a crowd of friars and pilgrims gathered on May 24 in front of the Chapel...
The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has issued the following statement denouncing the bus attack on Copts in Egypt which took place on Friday, May 26: On Friday May 26, 2017, more than 20 Coptic...
His Majesty King Abdullah II on Friday, May 26, condemned a terrorist attack which left least 30 Coptic Christian Egyptians dead, when gunmen opened fire at a crowded bus in the city of Minya. In a...
“The Holy See can play a unique role for reconciliation in the Holy Land between Israelis and Palestinians. It is accepted by both sides. It is above parties . . . it is a unique entity which can...
Jordan Caritas, the social arm of the Catholic Church marked on Wednesday, May 24, its 50th anniversary by celebrating Mass presided over by Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of...
His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal affirmed the necessity of empowering young people and establishing the language of logical dialogue based on sound foundations, thus contributing to...
May 25, 2017 Solemnity of the Lord’s Ascension Matthew’s Gospel does not relate any appearance of the Risen Lord to the disciples, except what we read today. After the resurrection, the first and...
Archbishop Pizzaballa on the White House’s new approach: “Riyadh may play a decisive role in the conflict between Arab countries and Israel” Understanding that dialogue between religions is a key...