Holy Lands

The Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions (CELRA) met in Jordan on February 13 to 15, 2017. It was an opportunity for the bishops and vicars to share the specific challenges in their...
A senior delegation from the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher (Order of the Holy Sepulcher) visited the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Amman on Tuesday, February 14. After having lunch...
Lutheran and Catholic church leaders celebrated and gave thanks together for the two churches’ rapprochement after 50 years of ecumenical dialogue. During the special service, held at the Good...
German Archbishop Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, escorted by Mr. Ingo Brueggenjuergen and Mr. Nadim Ammann, visited Caritas Jordan on Sunday, February 12. The Archbishop and the accompanying...
Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa and Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land Munib Younan on Sunday,...
A large number of believers took part in the Mass marking the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and the World Day of the Sick at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Naour on Saturday February 11. The Mass...
Jerusalem Bishop William Shomali, newly appointed to the Latin Patriarchate of Jordan, says that although Christians are a very small minority in Jordan, through the Catholic schools, hospitals and...
In support of Christian Unity, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa and Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy...
On February 11, the Twenty-fifth World Day of the Sick will be celebrated throughout the Church and in a special way at Lourdes. The theme of this year’s celebration, according to a message issued by...
Caritas Jordan continued on Thursday, February 9, its winter campaigns under the slogan, “Love and Compassion”. This campaign, that started late last year, includes the largest possible number of...
The American University of Madaba's (AUM) academics and administrators gathered Wednesday February 8, 2017, to welcome the new president of the American University of Madaba, Professor Nabil Ayoub....
Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa has nominated Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine William Shomali as Patriarchal Vicar...
Following is the meditation of the Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa for Sunday, February 12, 2017: Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A...
Since their arrival to Jordan in August 2014, Iraqi Christian refugees were living in improvised church premises, halls and caravans. The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem (LPJ) has been helping them...
The Holy See announced on Saturday February 4, 2017 that His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of His Excellency Monsignor Maroun Lahham as auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of...
Promised resettlement in the United States after escaping death and destruction in their homeland, many Syrian refugees are frustrated and angry over President Donald Trump's executive action banning...
The International Board of Regents of the University of Bethlehem met at the Generalate of the Christian Brothers de La Salle in Rome on January 26 – 27, 2017, to evaluate the quality of teaching and...
The new president of the American University of Madaba (AUM) Prof. Nabil Ayoub was formally announced by the Higher Education Council at its meeting held on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The...
The Latin Vicariate in Amman and the Catholic Center for Studies and Media organized on Monday, January 30, a ceremony marking the launching of a book titled, “The Latin Parish in Salt: History,...
Promised resettlement in the United States after escaping death and destruction in their homeland, many Syrian refugees are frustrated and angry over President Donald Trump's executive action banning...