Holy Lands

As part of visits, which His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, is performing, to the different religious communities in the Mother Church, he recently visited the Missionary Sisters...
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal on Wednesday, August 27, lauded Jordan’s official efforts designed to alleviate the suffering of Christians in Mosul and the persecution conducted against them...
As violence in the Middle East escalates daily, the custos of the Holy Land has said that rather than further discuss the problems, it's important to look at what must be done, how people can co-...
Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem hopes the new indefinite ceasefire in Gaza will hold, cautioning that victory cannot come from violence and that compromise is vital on both sides for it to last...
The time has come to promote the values of coexistence and respect for the other in school curriculum, according to the Royal Institute of Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS). RIIFS Director Michel Hamarneh...
Force alone cannot stop 'religious cleansing' in Mideast, custos says Although Christians, Muslims and Jews have struggled for hundreds of years to live peacefully alongside each other in the Middle...
Almost a thousand Christians fleeing from northern Iraq, faced with the advancing of the jihadists militia of the Islamic State, will be welcomed in Jordan within the next few days thanks to the...
Caritas staff in Gaza had been able to take advantage of a now-dead ceasefire to deliver essential aid to the worst-hit areas. Now the fighting has resumed, it’s preventing Caritas reaching all those...
Some 260 Iraqi Christians out of the thousands who were forced to flee Mosul under threat of forced conversion or execution by the Islamic State (IS) militant group have arrived in the Kingdom, said...
As the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues to wreak destruction and death in Gaza, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, has expressed dismay over the collapse of truce talks in Egypt...
A number of Iraqi Christian refugees, especially residents of Mosul and Nineveh Plain who have been subjected to forced displacement and death threats, flocked to Jordan in the past few days,...
At the heart of a region painfully torn by wars and violence, the Diocese of Jerusalem celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin. A feast honoring the Queen of Peace has revived the hope...
The US army left Iraq in 2011 with no clear strategy or solid security measurements that were likely to safeguard the “Democratic gains” that Iraqis aspired to achieve as a result of toppling Saddam...
Jerusalemite Latin parishioners and members of the Arab Catholic Scouts marked the Assumption of Mary, body and soul into heaven by gathering to pray in an hour of prostration for the victims of...
Latin parishioners have celebrated the Assumption of Mary, body and soul, into heaven during a Mass celebrated at the Church of Gethsemane in Jerusalem.The Mass was presided over by Custodian of the...
The first Iraqi Christians fleeing Islamic State militants reached the safety of Jordan, helped by King Abdullah II and Catholic aid groups. "Our money has run out," said an Iraqi Catholic woman, Um...
Followers of Islam should behave as responsible Muslims wherever they are to contribute to fighting the intense fear of Islam, known as Islamophobia, that grips Western societies, officials from the...
The spokesman for the Catholic Church in Amman, Jordan, has decried the continuous bloodshed in the Middle East, expressing his fear that refugees will develop an attitude of hatred and revenge. “The...
The plight of thousands of displaced people suffering in soaring temperatures has been highlighted by a delegation from a charity for persecuted Christians now in northern Iraq. The team of three...
Every extremist movement is the product of poor social and economic conditions, the director of the Royal Institute of Interfaith Studies (RIIFS) said Wednesday, noting that justice, freedom and...