Holy Lands

Caritas Jordan and SOS for Life Foundation have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at providing assistance to the local community including the poor, the forcibly displaced as well as the...
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has recent;y been signed by the American University of Madaba (AUM) and the Administration of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Schools in Jordan. The MOU...
Jerusalem’s most famous Christian church, shared by three denominations, is unlocked each morning by a Muslim. Since the seventh century, the family of Wajeeh Nuseibeh, 69, has been handed down the...
Jerusalem heads of churches, including the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the Armenian Patriarchate and the Custody of the Holy Land, have all decided to close down the doors of the Church of Holy...
Following is the text of the statement issued by the heads of the Churches in charge of the Holy Sepulcher on February 27, 2018 announcing the reopening of the Church on Wednesday, February 28 at 4:...
Israel on Tuesday, February 27, suspended tax measures and other actions that led to the rare closure of the church, which is the holiest site in Christianity, shut down all week in protest....
Protesting several recent actions they described as a "systematic campaign ... against the churches and the Christian community in the Holy Land," the heads of Christian churches announced Feb. 25...
The Churches of Fuheis held a sit-in in the city on Monday, February 27 in support of the decision undertaken by the heads of the Churches in Jerusalem to shut the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in...
President Donald J. Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is problematic, to say the least. It is more pragmatic than principled, more political than ideological or religious...
Following is the text of statement issued on Sunday, February 25, by the heads of Churches in charge of the Holy Sepulcher and the Status Quo governing the various Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem...
Church leaders in Jerusalem shut the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in protest at a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed land expropriation law which they called an unprecedented attack on...
Minister of State for Media Affairs and the government spokesperson Mohammad Momani, on Sunday, February 25, condemned the recent Israeli actions against churches and their property in Jerusalem....
Climbing up the 50 yellow stairs in the Salt Governorate leads visitors to a small iron gate that opens to what locals believe to be the church of miracles, known as “Al Khader Church”. Father Marwan...
Caritas Jordan and Jerash Municipality signed an agreement on Saturday February 24, 2018 for the implementation of a one-year project in partnership with Caritas Switzerland. The project, which...
From February 12 -15, 2018, the Holy Land Commission of the Grand Magisterium of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, accompanied by Ambassador Leonardo Visconti di Modrone, Governor General...
This is a project launched by Saint-Jean-Marie Vianney Lausanne and Caritas Jerusalem to encourage prayer for peace. A million and a half rosaries, made by needy families in Bethlehem, will be given...
n Friday, February 16, 2018, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa visited the Basilica of Ecce Homo to celebrate with the faithful of the Old City the commemoration of the Crowning with Thorns. On this...
In Joy and gratitude Father Bernhard Maria osb has been chosen as the new abbot of our Community of the Dormition Jerusalem. Under the leadership of the president of our congregation, Ansgar Schmidt...
Monsignor Mauro Lalli, acting Apostolic Nuncio in Amman, announced on Tuesday February 20 that His Holiness Pope Francis has approved the proposal presented by the Synod of the Melkite Roman...
On the other side of the Jordan River, less than 50 kilometers from Jerusalem, the East Bank reveals holy sites less touristic but equally fascinating. Overlooking the “Promised Land,” Mount Nebo is...