Holy Lands

The stated reason for Pope Francis’ visit to Jordan, Israel and Palestine was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s pilgrimage to the region and his revolutionary gesture of...
His Holiness pope Francis met on Monday, May 26, with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammad Hussein. During the meeting, Pope Francis pointed to the fraternal dialogue and exchange between...
The journey was begun by those “great visionaries of unity” Paul VI and Athenagoras back in 1964. Since then “we have learned to forgive one another for the mistakes and mistrust of the past; and we...
Pope Francis lamented the “tragic” divisions between Christians and said our disagreements must not frighten us and paralyse our progress towards unity. His remarks came during an ecumenical prayer...
Pope Bergoglio expresses his desire to discuss the Petrine Primacy. “Divisions remain between the churches, even after the first embrace Christians continue to be persecuted, there is the...
Pope Francis’ “religious” and “spiritual” visit sent out two powerful messages to the Israeli and Palestinian people, the Middle East and the international community yesterday. The “creativity” of...
Pope Francis in Bethlehem, stuns the world, by inviting Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and Israeli President, Shimon Peres, to join him, in his home in the Vatican, to pray together for peace...
Pope Francis is in Bethlehem this Sunday morning where he has met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and local political, religious and civic leaders. The Pope arrived in Bethlehem by helicopter...
The first major event of Francis’ visit to the Holy Land will be his meeting with the Jordanian leadership: “I have profound respect and esteem for the Muslim community”. The Pope sent out an appeal...
Pope Francis has called for peace and unity among different people, saying variety always enriches. His appeal came during his homily at the Mass celebrated on Friday in Amman’s International...
Here below are the remarks of King Abdullah II on welcoming Pope Francis to Jordan, May 24: In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Compassionate, Blessings and peace be upon Prophet Mohammad,...
Following in the footsteps of his predecessors John Paul II and Benedict XVI, Pope Francis on Saturday travelled to the site on the banks of the River Jordan believed by some experts to be the exact...
“The mission of the Holy Spirit… is to beget harmony – he is himself harmony – and to create peace in different situations and between different people.” These words were delivered by Pope Francis as...
The spokesperson for the visit of Pope Francis to the Kingdom, Fr. Rif'at Bader, has provided details on the delegation accompanying Pope Francis, the Mass the Pope will preside at Amman Stadium,...
In his homily at the Mass celebrated at the international stadium in Jordan’s capital, Amman, Francis said: We ought, therefore, to show concrete signs of humility, fraternity, forgiveness and...
Jordanians from across the board and guests are waiting with anticipation to attend the Holy Mass to be held by Pope Francis at Amman International Stadium on Saturday. Muslims and Christians from...
The Pope in Jordan will find a living community of Christians who can freely practise their faith. And certainly he will not be able to forget about neighbouring Syria where Christians have paid,...
The great enthusiasm through which Jordanian Muslims are expressing their welcome to Pope Francis is indicative of a basic fact that he is different. Different from the other four Popes who had...
The Royal Court has prepared around 1,000 media portfolios that will be available for reporters at the media centre at the Royal Cultural Centre on Saturday as the country receives Pope Francis....
Pope Francis will have lunch with local Christian families after celebrating holy Mass at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity this Sunday. The Pope will visit the town of Jesus' birth on the second...