Holy Lands

His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday, March 18, sent a cable to His Holiness Pope Francis congratulating him on the national day of the Vatican. The King wished Pope Francis continued good health...
In a world region where the sun shines for more than 320 days per year, installing solar photovoltaic panels comes as a very logical method for generating clean electricity. In Palestine, the Latin...
The Association of Christians of the Orient (ACO) in Jordan has noted that an academic of one of the prestigious Jordanian universities sought to deal a blow to the national unity that binds...
Prominent Christian leaders in America co-signed a letter Tuesday, March 13, to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat asking them to reconsider a proposed plan...
Presenting the encyclical Laudato Si’ to Israeli and Palestinian societies and discussing “integral ecology:” this was the aim of the conference that took place on March 12 at the Notre Dame Center...
The Congregation for Eastern Churches renews its appeal. In the past year the Collection has funded conservation work (like the restoration of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and the...
The Hashemite Kingdom has nearly 200 Christian prisoners in its 13 prisons. Twice a week, a small volunteer team run by CHRISTIAN HOPE OFFICE/ LATIN VICARIATE, visits these men and women to pray and...
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali visited on Monday, March 12, Minister of Interior Samir Mubaidin and conveyed to him best wishes on his nomination to the post. The bishop...
Three concerts have been organised under the Music for Charity initiative with more planned this year. “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer...
Romanian Ambassador to Jordan Nicolae Comanescu visited the American University of Madaba (AUM) and met with AUM President Professor Nabil Ayoub, Vice President Prof. Osama Haddad as well as a...
ِA high-level delegation representing the Hungarian government visited the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Umm Al Summaq, Amman, on Wednesday, March 7. The visit was designed to confirm support for the...
The Consultative Council of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan held its first meeting on Monday, March 5 under the chairmanship of His Excellency Dr. Raja’i Muasher and in the...
Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) Fr. Rif’at Bader paid a visit to Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Jordan Dr. Abdul Nasser Abul Basal on Monday, March 5, during...
In August 2017, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, appointed Fr. Yacoub Rafidi as rector of the Latin Patriarchal Seminary in Beit...
A total of 150 schoolbags have been distributed to students at Khalid Ben Al-Walid School for students in Dhiban District. The schoolbags were distributed in cooperation with the American University...
About 30 bishops visited Gaza in the last two months. The meeting with the young people, who leave because "they do not see a future". The situation is the "worst" in recent years: no work, water,...
Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III has thanked His Majesty King Abdullah, on behalf of himself, the patriarchs and heads of the churches in Jerusalem, and the Council of Churches in...
Following is the text of the thanksgiving message addressed by Custos of the Holy Land Fr. Francesco Patton after the reopening of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher on Wednesday, February 28: Dear...
Tourists and pilgrims have returned to the Jerusalem church built at the site many see as the holiest in Christianity on Wednesday as it reopened following a rare three-day closure in protest at...
His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday, March 1, delivered a speech at the "Islamic Heritage: Enhancing Harmony and Coexistence" Conference, held in New Delhi in the presence of Indian Prime...