Holy Lands

Following is the text of Patriarch Twal’s homily during the annual pilgrimage to the Baptism Site, January 10, 2014: Good morning, Happy New Year, Friends, I welcome the arrivals from Palestine, Iraq...
Catholic Churches in Jordan on January 10, 2014 marked national Christian pilgrimage day to the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ. A Mass was celebrated on this occasion by Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem...
Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, HRH Prince Raad, the chief chamberlain, attended the inauguration ceremony of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at the Baptism Site in the Jordan Valley on...
Pope Francis will make a papal visit to the Holy Land in May of this year. The Holy Father made the announcement after the recitation of the Sunday Angelus overlooking a rainy St Peter’s Square....
The front, back and centre pages of The Sunday Telegraph have been devoted to Pope Paul VI's historic three-day visit to the Holy Land, which, fittingly for the end of the Christmas season, seemed to...
Following is the text of the speech delivered by Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan Archbishop Giorgio Lingua during a press conference the Center for Catholic Studies and Media has held to officially...
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I’s messages to Rome on the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, were clear: the 264th successor of the 1st Apostle, expressed the hope that Pope Francis’ pontificate...
Pope Francis’ plans to visit Jordan and Palestine in May have been confirmed, a local coordinator of the visit said. Director General of the Catholic Centre for Studies and Media Father Rifat Bader...
Following is the full text of Patriarch Twal’s homily for the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God on January 1, 2014, at the Co-Cathedral of the Latin Patriarchate: Dear Brothers in the Episcopate,...
His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, on Monday attended a celebration in Madaba Governorate held by the Christian community in Jordan on the occasion of Christmas and...
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, celebrated Christmas midnight mass in Bethlehem, at the Basilica of the Nativity. In his homily, Patriarch Twal recalled the many crises and conflicts...
“In Him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1. 4,5) We, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in...
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Fouad Twal delivered his Christmas message at a press conference held on December 19, 2013 at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.   Following is...
A senior Vatican source reported that Pope Francis will visit Jordan during a trip to the Holy Land in 2014.“During his (August) visit to the Vatican, King Abdullah II invited His Holiness to...
BETHLEHEM – Bulldozers of the Jerusalem Municipality, accompanied by Israeli Security forces, have demolished the property on the Jerusalem-Hebron road, near the northern checkpoint number 300...
Bethlehem (Abouna) —The Church of the Nativity, the birth place of Lord Jesus Christ, in Bethlehem, will witness the first restoration work in centuries. The Palestinian government has decided...
There are 4.5 million Arabs in the United States, seven million Muslims in the United States, and more than 250 million Christians in the United States. Of the 4.5 million American Arabs, more than...
The unexpected discovery in 1993 of 152 carbonised papyrus scrolls hidden within a church in the ancient city of Petra provided archaeologists with remarkable insight into the Byzantine era in the...
Religious verses chosen from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim sacred texts symbolizing the yearning for peace will be read after prayers by the faith leaders and a joint call for peace will be issued...