Holy Lands

Christian leaders in Jerusalem have signed an ecumenical message proclaiming the hope of Easter. 'We, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, join together in proclaiming the triumphant...
On Sunday, April 9, 2017, thousands of faithful attended the traditional Palm Sunday procession, from the Church of Bethphage to the Church of St. Anne in the holy city. It was a day of celebration...
Following is the address of Archbishop Pizzaballa for Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem on April 9, 2017: Dear brothers and sisters. Dear faithful who have come here from all parts of the Holy Land...
In the wake of the two successive attacks that struck two Cairo churches in full solemn celebration of Palm Sunday Mass on April 9, 2017, taking the lives of dozens of innocent worshipers and...
The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land on Monday, April 10, sent its condolences to Pope Tawadros for the killing and wounding of tens due to two bombings at Coptic churches in Tanta...
His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday, April 9, condemned the terrorist blast which targeted a church in Tanta, Egypt, and claimed the lives of a number of innocent victims and wounded others. In a...
In a tradition that has been marked every year, the Latin parishioners of Shatana, in Jordan’s northern Governorate of Irbid, in cooperation with Latin parishioners of Husun, observed the “Way of the...
CNN has published a list of 20 ‘heroes behind the news’. The series was compiled over three months, after the CNN Heroes series asked CNN correspondents and anchors to look back and describe their...
One of the main missions of the Franciscan friars is education. With 15 schools and almost 12,000 students throughout the Holy Land, the Franciscans are building a culture of hospitality. Fifteen...
His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies, has congratulated Jordan Caritas on its 50th anniversary. His...
“It is the first time that the Custos of the Holy Land makes an official visit to Emmaus, for an occasion that is not the annual pilgrimage to the feast of Saints Simeon and Cleophas or for Easter...
They came to Jordan having been forcibly displaced with fear instilled in their hearts. They do leave dear Jordan today to Australia at a time when they convey gratitude and appreciation to Jordan’s...
Blood is life-giving; it is the essential element in sustaining us in life. Babies the womb receive oxygen and nutrients from their mothers’ blood. When natural disasters occur the Red Cross appeals...
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali paid a visit to the Catholic Center for Studies (CCSM) in Amman on Wednesday, April 5. He was accompanied by parish priest of the Church of...
The Peace and Friendship International Organization (PFIO), which is headquartered in the Kingdom of Denmark, has granted Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan Fr....
On March 26, 2017, in Abu Dis, Little Sister Christine of the Little Sisters of Jesus celebrated 50 years of religious life, surrounded by the residents of Our Lady of Sorrows Home, a retirement home...
For years, the Custody of the Holy Land has been committed to supporting the local Christians to stay, offering them a homes or renovating the existing ones. This is one of the uses of the Collection...
Newly discovered coins that lay hidden for 1,400 years offer a glimpse into Christian life in the Holy Land right before life changed drastically. As crews near Jerusalem renovated a highway, workers...
As the UN secretary general visited the world's biggest camp for Syrian refugees in late March, he made an impassioned plea: Stop Syria's devastating war. "I want to make a strong appeal to the...
Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Thursday, March 30, visited the Baptism Site, some 40km west of Amman. Touring archaeological sites and churches at the location, Lebanon's president expressed...