Holy Lands

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Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader and Christian pilgrimage official of the Jordan Tourism Board Mr. Amer Twal have participated in the sessions of...
Marking the birthday anniversary of His Majesty King Abdullah on January 30, Caritas Jordan participated in the initiative launched by Sanad Youth Empowerment and Employability and titled, “The...
On Saturday, January 31, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali celebrated Holy Mass at the Church of the Annunciation in Jabal Al-Luwaibdeh, marking the feast of Saint John Bosco...
On Friday, January 31, French families visited the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Na’our for the second year in a row--in the presence of a number of children coming with their parents--marking the...
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity began in Jerusalem on Saturday, January 25 in the Chapel of the Calvary. This important annual rendezvous of the thirteen Christian confessions of the Holy...
Following is the text of the statement issued on Thursday, January 30, 2020 by the patriarchs and heads of the Holy Land churches on the “Deal of the Century” issued: "After a thorough consideration...
Following is the homily of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on January 29,...
The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (ACOHL) issued on Wednesday, January 29 the following statement titled, “On the Peace-to-Prosperity Plan", in reaction to US President Donald...
On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, the U.S. peace plan for the Middle East was released. The United States said to Israel: Continue what you were doing until today, occupation and settlements… We are with...
On Sunday, January 26, 2020, and for the first time in 10 years, the Trappists of Abbey of Our Lady of Sorrows celebrated the diaconal ordination of Br. Marie Alois, who has been serving at the Abbey...
On January 18, 2020, the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Palestine was decorated in dazzling beauty. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate, presided over...
Cana is where Lord Jesus performed the first miracle, namely the transformation of water into wine during a wedding feast. It was Mary, His mother, who offered Him the opportunity to intervene. In...
“Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi” (As we Worship, so we Believe, so we Live) Dear brother Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Dear Religious Men and Women and the Faithful, May the Lord give you Peace!...
On Saturday, January 18, 2020, Mother Antoinette of the Carmel of Nazareth celebrated her 100th birthday in presence of friends and family. On this occasion, a Thanksgiving Mass was celebrated by...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan conveys well wishes to Director of Caritas Jordan Mr. Wael Suleiman on his naming as ambassador of peace by the Universal Circle of Ambassadors of...
THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY During this week, Christians all over the world pray for the unity of the Church. They repeat Lord Jesus’ prayer: “Holy Father, keep those you have given me...
Dr. Jim Barnhart, US Agency for International Development's (USAID) Mission Director for Jordan paid a visit to the American University of Madaba (AUM) on Wednesday, January 15, where he was welcomed...
With fewer than 1,000 Christians in a population of 1.8 million, the Christian population in Palestine’s Gaza Strip today is less than half of what it was 10 years ago. “They are -- of all the...
It is a place rich in history: this is the Milk Grotto, located near the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Custos of the Holy Land Br. Francesco Patton, ofm, said, "We know from Matthew's Gospel...
Bishops from across Europe and North America have called on their governments to insist on the application of international law in Israel and Palestine, following their visit to the Holy Land this...