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On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Chrism Mass was celebrated at the Basilica of All Nations in Gethsemane, where priests renewed their baptismal promises and their vow of obedience to H.E. Archbishop...
From this small plot of land to the Last Supper there are only a handful of meters. This extreme proximity to the place where the Last Supper took place is what makes the Mass at the Franciscan...
Following is the text of the homily Chrism Mass 2020 delivered by Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, at the Basilica of...
On Sunday, June 14, 2020, seven Salesian Brothers were ordained to the diaconate. Organized in the Church of All Nations, in Gethsemane, the ceremony was presided over by Archbishop Pierbattista...
On April 24, 2020, Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine, celebrated his 75th birthday. On this special occasion, His Excellency addressed a...
This is the story of Father Issa Hijazeen, parish priest of the Beit Sahour church. "When we Christians in the Holy Land heard about the spread of Coronavirus in China, we could never have imagined...
Every year on 13th June there is a great celebration at St Saviour’s Convent in Jerusalem, the heart of the Franciscans of the Holy Land: St Anthony of Padua, patron saint of the Custody, is...
Following is the text of a statement issued by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem on Friday, June 12, regarding rumors and news circulating in the media about the sale of some properties in...
During the Coronavirus lockdown and the mobility restrictions that ensued in the last three months in Palestine, a group of Taybeh natives defied the stagnant atmosphere that ruled their village and...
On Thursday, June 11, 2020, on the Solemnity of Corpus Domini, the faithful of the Latin Church of Jerusalem gathered at the Holy Sepulcher to commemorate the Presence of Christ in the Sacrament of...
Saint Peter in Gallicantu finally reopened its doors to pilgrims and tourists on Monday, June 1. If the issue is financially risky, – the resumption of international flights has not yet been decided...
Christians in Jordan have resumed praying in the Kingdom's churches after a three-month hiatus, since mid-March 2020, which aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19. On Sunday, June 7, Holy Masses...
Marking the successful containment and blocking the spread of COVID-19 in Jordan, the Nashama and Nasmiyat of Na'our Society invites you to participate in a candle-lit ceremonial procession that will...
Most public and private sectors and activities in the Kingdom will reopen as of Saturday. June 6, after the government downgraded the epidemiological risk in the Kingdom to moderate, State Minister...
It is a consolidated tradition that is repeated every year: the Custody of the Holy Land celebrated a Mass in St Saviour’s church on 2nd June, Italy’s Republic Day. The Holy Mass was presided by the...
We live in the third millennium, in what is supposed to be a very advanced world on all levels; in times that should bring people closer to their inner selves, bringing out the best in each....
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan, which is affiliated with the Latin Patriarchate, has posted an awareness film on how believers ought to act when returning to churches,...
The feast of the Visitation commemorates the visit by the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, after having learned that she was to become the mother of Jesus by the work of the Holy Spirit. The...
On May 31, 2020, clergy and faithful of the Latin Patriarchate celebrated Pentecost Mass at the Dormition Abbey, a stone’s throw from the Holy Place, commemorating the outpouring of the Holy Spirit...
The celebrations for the feast of Pentecost in Jerusalem started in St Saviour’s church. On Sunday 31st May, the Custos of the Holy Land, Fr. Francesco Patton, presided the Solemn Mass in the church...