Holy Lands

The department of pharmacy at the American University of Madaba (AUM) has arranged a student’s scientific visit to the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature/Ajloun (RSCN), which was organized...
His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday, April 30, presented the “King Abdullah II of Jordan Prize for World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017”, according to a Royal Court statement. Given in appreciation of...
The American University of Madaba (AUM) held its first United Nations’ Model Conference under the patronage of Secretary General of Greater Amman Municipality Dr. Yousef Shawarbeh on Saturday April...
His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday, April 30, received Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa and Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan...
A Caritas Jordan delegation, led by Caritas General Director Wael Suleiman paid a visit to the Latin Vicariate in Amman on Wednesday, April 26. The visit was designed to meet with Latin Patriarchal...
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Monday, April 24, visited Jordan Caritas centers in downtown Amman that are assigned for humanitarian and medical assistance in order to get acquainted with...
Chatting, coffee and friendship: Just a few days after Easter, the leaders of Jerusalem’s churches met, as is customary every year, so as to exchange wishes. On April 18 and 19, the main seats of the...
Greetings, I am an Iraqi baby named Tia, My parents were forcibly displaced from Mosul two years ago and I was born in Jordan, I received the sacrament of baptism yesterday at the Church of John the...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan on Thursday, April 20, signed a cooperation and partnership agreement in the field of media with the American University of Madaba (AUM)....
Getting a tattoo during the pilgrimage to the Holy Land goes back centuries, and is a physical testament to pilgrims’ faith. Wassim Razzouk runs a small tattoo shop in Jerusalem’s Old City. On...
Christians of many denominations gathered for an Easter sunrise service atop Mount Nebo and prayed for peace and for Christians in Egypt, who were not celebrating as festively. Many were thinking of...
“Choose life” (Deuteronomy 30:19) The Cambridge Dictionary defines the word “horizon” as “the line at the farthest place that you can see, where the sky seems to touch the land or sea”. This Easter,...
Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, accompanied by a delegation, went to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, to...
His Majesty King Abdullah on Saturday, April 15, called for working comprehensively to address the urgent challenges facing the education sector to arrive at a modern education system that is “...
The church in Emmaus could barely contain the faithful. For the solemnity of the appearance of Jesus to the disciples of Emmaus, the Franciscans of the Custody of the Holy Land led an annual...
On Easter Monday, April 17, Pope Francis greeted pilgrims and visitors gathered in St Peter’s Square, praying especially for Christians who are persecuted for their faith. Speaking from the window...
Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Sunday, April 16, wished Jordanian Christians a "happy Easter" and conveyed to them the good wishes of His Majesty King Abdullah. During a visit to the Roman Orthodox...
Following is the homily of the Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa for Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, April 15, 2017: Dear Brothers and Sister, May the...
The patriarchs and heads of Churches in Jerusalem have issued the following Easter Message 2017: We, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, join together in proclaiming the triumphant...
Following is the meditation of the Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa for Easter Vigil at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, April 15, 2017: Dear brothers and sisters, May the Lord give...