Holy Lands

The Latin Patriarchate has marked a day of jubilation on Thursday June 26,2014 with the ordination of three new priests during a Mass presided over by Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal and...
Little Aisha, born on May 27, is the 1,000th among infants born in the clinic in the Zaatari refugee camp, 80 kilometers northeast of Amman, where there are at least 85,000 Syrian refugees. According...
Under the patronage of Her Royal Highness, Princess Alia Al-Tabbaa, the honorary president of Promise Welfare Society, Caritas Jordan has distributed food vouchers to 100 needy Jordanian families in...
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal has presided over a Mass at the Church of the Holy Family in Ramallah during which deacon Bashar Basil Fawadleh was ordained priest. In his homily, Patriarch...
Since 2003, Caritas Switzerland has awarded the Prix Caritas in June each year. This prize honors personalities for their admirable commitment, their outstanding work in the social sphere, in...
The Catholic churches in Jordan marked on Friday, June 20, the annual Christian pilgrimage to the Church of Our Lady of the Mountain in the town of Anjara, which is one of the approved sites for...
The Synod of the Catholic Melkite Church has convened at the Lebanese town of Ain Traz and elected Bishop George Ba’kouni, as Sidon Metropolitan of the Roman Catholic, head of the diocese of Acre,...
Pope Francis on Wednesday, June 18, appealed to institutions to offer concrete help to the hundreds of thousands of refugees who continue to flee conflict and persecution in their homelands. Speaking...
On Saturday, June 20, the Pope goes to Calabria, in July to Molise, in September to Albania. On the agenda two trips to Asia (Korea, Sri Lanka and the Philippines) and in 2015 a possible visit to the...
At its annual meeting on June 10, 2014 in Rome, the Italian Association of Craftsmen, CONFARTIGIANATO, awarded Latin Patriarch of JerusalemFouad Twal its “Janus” prize – in Roman mythology Janus was...
The Catholic Church in Jordan marks on Friday, June 20, Christian pilgrimage to the shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of the Mountain) in the town of Anjara, Ajloun Governorate. This site...
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal ordained four priests on Saturday, June 14, at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. The new priests are from the seminary "Mother of the Redeemer" in...
A Mass, presided over by vicar of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem for Jordan Archbishop Maroun Lahham, has been held at the oldest church in Umm Al Jemal, an archaeological site in the northeast...
The Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Latin Vicariate in Amman, will hold a day of prayer at the historic site of Umm Al Jemal on Saturday, May 14, in order to get acquainted with its...
Fr. David Neuhaus, the Patriarchal vicar for Hebrew-speaking communities in the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, has told Vatican Radio that Pope Francis’ Invocation for Peace in the Vatican Gardens...
Archaeologists call it "the Pompeii of land of Palestine" and even though no buildings have remained intact, like in the city crystallized by lava on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, some natural event...
Pentecost Sunday’s encounter to pray for peace in the Middle East, called for by Pope Francis when he recently travelled to the Holy Land, is widely being seen as an historic event. Present in the...
In the wake of the Mass presided over by Pope Francis at Amman International Stadium, where some 1,400 children received their first communion, the abouna.org site launched on its Facebook page a...
Pope Francis Pope Francis delivered remarks to the Presidents of Palestine and Israel, Mahmoud Abbas and Shimon Peres, along with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, and...
Following is the English-language texts of the prayers and programme for the Invocation for Peace at the Vatican Gardens, June 8, 2014: INTRODUCTION Announcement May the Lord give you peace! We have...