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Pope Francis has called on all Christians throughout the world to join in praying the "Our Father" on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at noon which also marks the Feast of the Annunciation. He made the...
His Majesty King Abdullah, in a video message to the nation on Monday, March 23, expressed confidence in Jordanians’ ability to rise to the responsibility, amidst the current extraordinary...
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali has greeted the Christians who followed the Sunday Mass from their homes in order to preserve their safety. He also conveyed admiration and...
The Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem is a specialized maternity and neonatal critical care center struggling to provide life-saving care to vulnerable families in the Holy Land as isolation and...
Following is the text of the statement issued on Saturday, March 21 regarding the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in light of the outbreak of COVID-19 by Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Teophilos...
As Easter is approaching, the Holy Land is enduring tough times: the sacred sites are shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, and pilgrimages have come to an end. These events “meaningfully...
"There's a time for everything under the sky," says the Qoelet. A few weeks ago we reported a large number of pilgrims present in the Holy Land: their growth was clearly visible in the streets and...
In these days, we all pray, and implore God to have mercy on us all. O God, we all are your creature, the work of your hands. We all are your children. Barriers fell in front of the great calamity....
In the presence of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the priests of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, on Sunday March...
Caritas Jordan has provided JD10,000 to the Ministry of Health in support of the Jordanian government's efforts to eliminate the Coronavirus pandemic. Caritas Jordan Director Wael Suleiman said that...
A Royal Decree has been issued, approving the Cabinet’s decision to proclaim the Defence Law No. 13 for the year 1992, taking effect across the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, as of March 17, 2020,...
To all the Guardians and Superiors, The Lord give you His peace. In order to abide by the new dispositions dated 14 March 2020, I ask you to apply the following provisions: - The Sanctuaries...
An urgent call for prayer and support for Christians in Bethlehem has come from two charities which are warning that Coronavirus lockdown could plunge the faithful into desperate poverty. A week...
President of the American University of Madaba (AUM) Professor Nabil Ayoub addressed the AUM studentson Sunday, March 15, notifying them that the AUM has taken the necessary actions to continue the...
"Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations." (Psalm 90) The Council of Church Leaders in Jordan issued the following statement on Saturday, March 14, which includes...
The Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem issued a statement on Saturday, March 14, 2020, concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic. Following is the text of the statement: Our planet Earth, at this...
Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader said on Saturday, March 14, that the Christians comply with the new measures the Jordanian government has...
Prime Minister Omar Razzaz announced on Saturday, March 14, a new series of measures to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and protect the country and citizens in light of its rapid spread across the...
Following is the text of the message addressed by Custos of the Holy Land Fr. Francesco Patton to the Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land to counter the spread of Coronavirus: Jerusalem...
"What can one gain by going to Jerusalem?" asked Gregory of Nyssa at the end of the 4th century. It's a question former students and benefactors of the École Biblique et Archéologique (EBAF) of...