Holy Lands

The Catholic Churches in Jordan have announced that the national Christian pilgrimage of their churches and parishioners will be marked on Friday, January 13, according to the tradition followed...
The Heads of local Churches visited the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem on Monday January 9, 2017 to convey their Christmas greetings according to the Julian calendar. Departing from the...
Based in Bethlehem, the focus of Holy Land Coordination (HLC2017) will be 50 years of occupation with visits to East Jerusalem and other parts of Palestine, examining in depth the current situation...
Police are seeking vandals who broke into a cemetery church in Zarqa during the weekend, in a rare act against Christian places of worship in Jordan. The vandals broke a statue of the Virgin Mary on...
Unidentified people attacked on Friday, January 6, the church of the Hashemite Zarqa Cemetery which is located in Zarqa, northeast of Amman. A security source said the assailants ransacked the church...
The American University of Madaba president, along with the Faculty members and employees, congratulate its students on their excellent achievements in the "Competency Examination" held by the...
Following is the homily of Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa for the World Day of Peace 2017 on January 1, 2107: Mary Mother of God Mass...
The Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco marked on Friday, December 30, 2016 the 125th anniversary for the establishment of the Regional Community of the Silesian Sisters in the Middle East and the...
1. The sorrow, sadness as well as pride concomitant with Christmas this year is immense. Yet, calling off celebrations does not imply at all the cancellation of Christmas prayers, which serve as an...
As the new year 2017 will shortly be celebrated, the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan (CCSM) has disseminated the Message of His Holiness Pope Francis marking the World Day of Peace,...
Monsignor Roberto Cuna, chargé d'affaires of the Vatican Nunciature in Amman celebrated Mass on Christmas Eve, namely on Saturday, December 24, 2106, at the memorial of Moses on Mount Nebo in Madaba...
Today, December 28, the Church commemorates the massacre of the children of Bethlehem ordered by Herod, who wanted to get rid of the newborn Jesus. These children can be compared to many young...
Prime Minister Hani Mulki, on Sunday, December 25, conveyed good wishes to the Christian community in the Kingdom on Christmas. ''We in Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II,...
Following is the text of the homily of Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa for Christmas Night Mass 2016 at the Church of St. Catherine in...
Patriarchs and heads of local churches in the Holy Land exhorted on Thursday, December 22, world leaders to “walk in the ways of peace and reconciliation” in a joint Christmas message. Christmas, the...
In the Psalm that Saint Francis composed for the celebration of Christmas he reminds us that: “the Most Holy Child has been given to us, and has been born for us on the way and placed in a manger...
Commenting on the violence and divisions that have brought fear and mistrust into our world, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa says, “...
His Holiness Pope Francis has sent a cable to His Majesty King Abdullah II expressing sadness following the recent attacks in Karak. Following is the text of message: His Majesty Abdullah II, King of...
Following is Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Archbishop Maroun Lahham’s address marking Christmas season: Brothers and sisters in dear Jordan, Christmas celebrations have several significances....
This Christmas, for once, Bethlehem really can boast again that there is no room at the inn, as relative calm in the West Bank brings pilgrims and tourists flocking to the town of Jesus’s birth....