Holy Lands

Two thousand years ago, the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples in the Upper Room, where they were gathered. Right there in the Upper Room, after two millennia, the Franciscan friars of the...
Effective May 19, Caritas Jordan launched its annual campaign marking the advent of the holy month of Ramadan. During this month, Caritas Jordan teams pay visits to various governorates in Jordan to...
At the Pentecost Mass in St Peter's, the Pope stressed that “Plenty of people promise change, yet no earthly attempt to change reality can ever completely satisfy the human heart” and warned...
Pope Francis has proclaimed marking an annual celebration of the Feast of Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, to be on the Monday the follows Pentecost. The Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Naour has...
"The Restaurant of Mercy" has announced that it opens its doors throughout the Month of Ramadan at Iftar time to serve food for those who break their fast. The Restaurant of Mercy, launched by...
His Majesty King Abdullah on Friday, May 18, headed Jordan’s delegation at the Extraordinary Session of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), held in Istanbul to discuss the developments in...
“Christians in the Holy Land: the challenge building peace day by day:” this was the main theme of the meeting that took place on May 9, 2018 at the parish church of Longuelo (Bergamo, northern...
World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned use of excessive violence by Israeli forces against civilian protesters in Gaza during last week in which many...
The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land issued a statement on Tuesday, May 15, regarding the situation in the Holy Land. The statement decries the loss of life among the Palestinian side...
Following is the text of the pastoral message issued on Tuesday, May 15, by Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, to the...
A celebration has been held at Our Lady of Lourdes grotto in Naour, south of Amman, marking the 101st anniversary of the apparitions of Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal. A Mass was celebrated...
Under a peaceful sky, on Thursday, May 10, the Franciscans and faithful gathered around the Chapel of the Ascension to joyfully celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of the risen Christ into heaven....
A conference titled, “A Model of the United Nations” has been launched at the American University of Madaba (AUM) under the patronage of Speaker of the Upper House Parliament Atef Tarawneh. The...
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Lina Annab patronized the celebration of “Lighting the Candles of Peace’’ on Friday May 11. The celebration was held at the Church of Baptism off the Baptism Site...
The sessions of the fifth dialogue seminar between the Vatican Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue and the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies concluded on Thursday May 10, 2018 to...
Following is the meditation of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Ascension, Year B, May 10,2018: The Gospel according to...
From April 21 to 30, 2018, parishioners of Marcq-en Barœul went for the seventh time to the Holy Land to immerse themselves in a country dear to their heart and visit their friends from the parish of...
Interreligious dialogue refers to people of different faiths, both individual and institutional, coming to a mutual understanding and respect aiming to cooperate with each other and have positive...
“He who finds Jesus’ cross, finds life” Jerusalem is the place of all miracles, and this was one such miracle. Every year, the Church of Jerusalem celebrates the Invention of the Holy Cross on May 7...
Monsignor Khaled Akasheh, head of the Office for Relations with Islam at the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, delivered a lecture in Amman on May 7, 2018 titled, “25 Years in the...