Holy Lands

His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday, April 24, attended the 2018 King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week prize ceremony at Al Husseiniya Palace and presented awards to the winners. Launched...
At the Church of St. Catherine in Bethlehem, a new parish group was launched, namely the Apostles of Divine Mercy. The group, inspired by St. Faustina Kowalska (the Polish holy mystic of the early...
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, the American Wheelchair Mission visited the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and participated in a Holy Mass presided by His Excellency Bishop Joseph A. Pepe and...
The Italian Hospital in Amman has held a celebration marking the 90th anniversary of its establishment. On this occasion, His Majesty King Abdullah II conferred upon the hospital, the King Abdullah...
The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land met on April 11-12, 2018 for its plenary meeting. The meeting took place at the Maronite Archbishopric in Nicosia, Cyprus. The gathering of the...
During Holy Week for the Orthodox Church, and the first week of Easter for the Latin Church, 14 students of various nationalities came together to write the icon of St Mary Magdalene at the Bethlehem...
Legal empowerment of the poor is prerequisite to eliminate marginalisation and exclusion, HRH Prince Hassan said at a conference on Monday, April 16. Poverty is not only the lack of material...
A sixth-century Assyrian monastery in southeastern Batman province opened on Monday, April 16, some 100 years after being abandoned. The monastery, founded by Mor Aho, an Assyrian monk who lived...
His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Sunday, April 15, delivered Jordan's speech at the 29th Arab summit, taking place at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, with the participation of Arab leaders and heads of...
A high-profile Catholic Relief Services (CRS) delegation paid a visit to Caritas Jordan premises in Jabal Luweibdeh on Thursday, April 12, to get acquainted with Caritas Jordan activities which aim...
Saturday, April 7, 2018, the feast of St. Mary Magdalene was celebrated on the archaeological site of Magdala, on the shore of the Sea of ​​Galilee, during a solemn Mass presided over by Archbishop...
It clearly was neither coordinated nor intentional, but this Easter Sunday saw an unusually low governmental and public interaction with Palestinian Christians. It might have been the fact that...
The Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Petra and Philadelphia invites priests, deacons, nuns and the faithful to take part in the Mass marking the assumption of Bishop Joseph Jbara his role as...
In the past six years, the number of Christians in the Gaza Strip has plummeted from 4,500 to just 1,000, due to the harsh conditions under which they are living, according to the pastor of the...
Following is the text of the homily of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, marking the Annunciation of the Lord on April 8,...
These are days of renewed biblical learning. Once again, during the Easter Octave, the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum is hosting the 43rd "Biblical Theology Update", in the Immaculate Auditorium at St...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, during a Mass presided by Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the new abbot of the Benedictine Monastery of...
Organised by the Catholic Centre for Studies and Media (CCSM), the event was hailed as a symbol of tolerance and peaceful coexistence. In a call for peace, love and harmony among religions, known as...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Jamal Sarayrah conveyed good wishes of His Majesty King Abdullah II, Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki and the government to Christians in...
The Apostolic Administrator of Jerusalem explains what is behind his decision to establish a 'personal parish for migrants and refugees' and an episcopal Vicariate in the Holy Land. A “personal...