Holy Lands

On its 50th anniversary, the Catholic Delegation for Cooperation assembled on the weekend of March 18 and 19 at the Maison d’Abraham and also during a Mass celebrated in the Basilica of Saint Anne on...
The childhood home of Lord Jesus Christ may have been found underneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent in Nazareth, according to archaeologist Ken Dark. The excavation site located beneath the...
Interview with the Custos of the Holy Land a few days before the Thanksgiving Celebration of March 22, for the restoration work. Nearly a year of work under the direction of Antonia Moropoulou,...
The Lord Jesus Christ’ shrine will be unveiled on Wednesday, March 22, in the presence of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and a representative of Pope Francis. The tomb of Jesus has been...
In time for Easter, Jesus’ tomb has been restored in a multi-million dollar renovation, with pilgrims able to see for the first time the bare stone of the ancient burial cave. The Church of the Holy...
Four days from the ecumenical celebration of the work completed on Jesus' tomb, the Basilica of the Resurrection is filled with the sound of vacuum cleaners. Day and night, the teams of Prof....
The Congregation for the Eastern Churches has issued an appeal for the annual Holy Land collection, which takes place in churches around the world on Good Friday. “Today, as we know, living the...
The Consul General of France in Jerusalem, Pierre Cochard on Thursday, March 16, 2017, met with Father Iyad Twal, director of schools of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. It was a meeting that...
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed the number of seats reserved for each city to Christian candidates with a presidential decree, in view of the municipal elections scheduled for 13 May....
The Holy See has offered a contribution of $500,000 for the restoration project being carried out in the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem. As is noted, an important part of the restorations has...
The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land met at Casa Nova in Bethlehem on March 14 -15, 2017. At the heart of the discussions were the Catholic schools of the diocese and the youth of the...
Within the framework of a series of lectures delivered weekly during Great Lent 2017, Bishop Emeritus Maroun Lahham delivered a lecture on Wednesday, March 15, at St. Joseph Church, in Amman...
Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, visited the Cyprus parishes, priests and Knights of the Holy Sepulcher on March 11-13, 2017. There...
On Thursday, March 9, 2017, A delegation from the Italian Embassy and the Italian Development Agency was welcomed at our Lady of Peace Center to visit the Orthopedic Prostheses and Rehabilitation...
On Saturday, March 11, 2017, as a tradition during Lent, the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, made a solemn entry into the Basilica of the Holy...
In continuation of its Winter Aid Campaign, Caritas Jordan on Saturday, March 11, distributed vouchers and packages of hygiene buckets and blankets to 200 needy families in Shobak. The Caritas...
Aimed at helping people displaced by war and terror rebuild their lives, a project in the “City of Mosaics” is training Iraqi refugees with skills to face future challenges. The Living Mosaic...
Documenting the situation of Christians and their rights in four Arab countries, the Arabic edition of Nael Gerges’ book “Christians of the Middles East: Towards Citizenship” was launched in Amman on...
The first organized Holy Land pilgrimage in Pontifical Swiss Guard history quietly took place last month, with none of the attention the Pope’s foot soldiers ordinarily attract. Dressed in their...
Within the framework of a series of lectures to be delivered by Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali during Great Lent 2017, the bishop delivered a lecture on Wednesday, March 8...