Holy Lands

The news of the capture of Jordanian pilot Muath Kasasbeh by the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria cast a pall on Christmas celebrations in Jordan, according to local religious leaders. The Royal...
Achieving peace in the region depends on fulfilling cultural rights, including human rights — a cultural meeting between citizens on mutual ground that continues without discrimination, HRH Prince...
His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday December 24 conveyed Christmas good wishes to Christians in Jordan while patronizing, in the presence of Crown Prince Hussein Ibn Abdullah II, the...
Prime Minister Dr. Abdullah Nsour visited the Latin Diocese in Amman on Thursday, December 25, and conveyed Christmas good wishes to Christians in Jordan. He was accompanied by the minister of water...
His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Ibn Talal, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Institute of Inter-Faith Studies, on Saturday, December 27, visited the Roman Catholic Diocese in Amman....
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal presided over the mid-night Christmas Mass on December 24 at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem.It was attended by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Prime...
Several thousand Christian pilgrims on Wednesday flocked to the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, lifting spirits after a year of...
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Dr. Nidal Qatamin patronized the lighting-up of the Christmas tree at a ceremony held at the Baptism Site on Tuesday December 23. In his address, Qatamin said: "...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), held a festive evening of joy on Monday, December 22, in cooperation with the Jordan Armed Forces musical bands marking Christmas and the advent of...
The "National Unity" tree was lit up on Sunday, December 21, at the Latin Church in Na’our. The tree was donated by Khalil Al-Salem Charity Society in cooperation with the Catholic Center for Studies...
In the presence of Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CSSM) Fr. Rif’at Bader and CSSM employees, Jordan Caritas lit up Christmas tree for the first time at its new offices in the...
Following is the Christmas message of Latin Patriarchal vicar for Jordan Archbishop Maroun Lahham: Brothers and sisters, Believers in Jordan, Celebrating the birth of Lord Jesus Christ is linked to...
Marking Christmas celebrations, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem left for the Gaza Strip on Sunday, December 21. He was accompanied by Director of Jerusalem Caritas Fr. Raed Abu Sahlieh, Fr. Imad Twal,...
From Palestine, the Holy Land, we extend our warmest greetings to peoples around the world while we celebrate the occasion of the birth of the prince of peace, Jesus, peace be upon him. “They say ‘...
For the third consecutive year, the Christmas tree was lit up at the New Gate, in the Old City of Jerusalem, on Friday December 19 in a ceremony attended by Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem...
The General Secretariat of the Catholic Schools in Jordan celebrated Christmas and marked the advent of the new year in a meeting at Terra Sancta College in Jabal Luweibdeh on Friday, December 19....
The United Nations has launched an appeal to raise $8.4 billion for the coming year, to help nearly 18 million people affected by the war in Syria. On Thursday,December 18, the UN high commissioner...
“I think that people all over the world… need to be really aware of what is happening to the Iraqi and Syrian refugees and to listen to their stories,” says Dana Shahin, communications officer at...
On behalf of Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, Bishop William Shomali, Latin Patriarchal vicar for Jerusalem, read out Christmas message during a press conference held at the Christian...
"There are now more than 7,000 Iraqi Christians who have fled from Mosul and Nineveh Plain and have found refuge in Jordan. The resources available for their assistance will end within two months."...