Holy Lands

It is logical to ask: Is there still room for what has been termed for decades as “inter-religious dialogue” at a time when the world is torn apart by wars and reverberating forms of violence that...
The Bank of Palestine in Ramallah signed an agreement with Caritas Jerusalem on April 7, 2015 designed to purchase an ambulance to provide health services to Gaza Strip citizens. The agreement was...
Israel’s Supreme Court blocked a plan to build a separation barrier through the Cremisan Valley in the West Bank that would have divided a Catholic monastery, a convent and adjacent olive vineyards....
The Latin Church in Naour marked Palm Sunday on April 5, with a Mass presided over by parish priest Fr. Rif'at Bader. Present were hundreds of worshipers from the town of Naour and neighboring areas...
Following is the text of the Easter Sunday Homily by Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem on April 5, 2015: Dear brother Bishops and Priests,...
Fr. Rif'at Bader, director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan, has said that pilgrimage to Jerusalem "is a spiritual activity expressing a humanitarian and political solidarity,...
Under the patronage of Fr. Rif'at Bader, director of the Catholic Center of Studies and Media/ editor-in-chief of abouna.org site and in cooperation with Ondine Music School and Media Production,...
The Israeli High Court delivered its final decision on the Cremisan valley case this morning, Thursday the 2nd of April 2015, in favor of the petition against building the separation wall in Cremisan...
“He has given us new birth into a living hope through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (I Peter 1.3) We, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, send our Easter Greetings...
Pope Francis delivered the homily at the Chrism Mass for the diocese of Rome on the morning of Holy Thursday, April 2. Following are the Holy Father's remarks: “My hand shall ever abide with him, my...
Alleluia, Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia! Easter Sunday, the Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord, is really a feast of Jerusalem. All across the world today, Christians in...
His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Thursday, April 2, 2015 Holy Thursday. Following s the text of his...
The abouna.org site has the pleasure to post the excelling painting of artist Robert Giacaman, which represents the two new saints Blessed Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas and Blessed Mariam of Jesus...
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, was sent by the Holy Father to Iraq to express, the closeness, affection and the union of the Pope's prayer...
The parishioners of Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in Jabal Luweibdeh, Amman, marked the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary on Sunday, March 29, by celebrating Mass which was presided over...
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal on Sunday, March 29, presided over Mass marking Palm Sunday at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. In the afternoon, Palm Sunday included a procession of the...
Commemorating Easter celebrations, the Good Shepherd Church of St. Marys in Yonkers, the United States, has arranged an annual sale of Easter sweets. The proceeds from the sale will go to Beit Jala...
His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, presided over a Mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 marking the solemnity of the Annunciation....
The Deanship of Student Affairs at the American University of Madaba (AUM) held a seminar on Wednesday, March 25, titled: “New Terms in the Relations Among the Followers of Religions", with the...
The abouna.org site has the pleasure to post the excelling painting of artist Robert Giacaman, which represents the two new saints Blessed Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas and Blessed Mariam of Jesus...