Holy Lands

The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (ACOHL) issued a statement on December 5, 2014 reacting to the latest developments in the Cremisan case, whose final verdict is “expected any...
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem Bishop William Shomali on Friday, December 5, presided over a weekly Mass that was celebrated in the Cremisan area with the participation of Fr. Faisal Hijazin,...
Archbishop Maroun Lahham, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem’s Patriarchal Vicar in Jordan, says Caritas Jordan and Christian parishes across the country are struggling to help tens of thousands of...
Two of Vatican Radio’s journalists, Tracey McClure and French journalist Romilda Ferrauto, have gone to Jordan to investigate how Caritas Jordan is responding to the burgeoning crisis of Syrian and...
Balqa Assistant Governor for Development Affairs Abdullah Shakhanbeh, patronized on Tuesday, December 2, the launching of the winter aid campaign, which is supervised by the Jordanian Caritas, at the...
On December 1, 2014 the Saint Yves Society published a communiqué about the hearing held by the Israeli High Court yesterday, on November 30. The Peace and Security Council stated that the...
The largest Christmas tree in the Galilee region was lit up on Wednesday, December 3, at the Pope Paul VI Street (opposite Galilee Hotel). The ceremony started at the St. Anton Hall with the...
On Sunday, November 30, 2014, the parish of the Annunciation in Beit Jala opened its celebrations for the beginning of Advent, with a solemn Mass celebrated by Father Imad Twal, general administrator...
A delegation from the Pontifical Mission in Jordan, headed by its Director General Raed Al-Bahou, visited on Wednesday, December 3, the center housing displaced Iraqis at the Latin parish in Naour....
With Christmas celebrations approaching, Latin Church in Naour celebrated on Sunday November 30, lighting up “Christmas tree of solidarity” with the displaced Iraqis from Mosul at the centre abutting...
For Christians in the Holy Land, house and land means identity, empowerment, and an antidote to emigration, and because of this, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has launched an appeal to help...
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal inaugurated on Saturday, November 29, the courtroom of the Latin Ecclesiastical Court in Jordan which had earlier been renovated. Present were Latin...
A conference on the impact of the Arab Spring on the Christian population in the region titled “A Roadmap for a Better Future for Christians in Arab Countries” convened in Amman on November 22-23....
The Sacred Heart of Jesus Youth Group in Naour have celebrated Jesus the King Day in appreciation of Lord of lords, Jesus Christ, marking the end of the liturgical year. To mark the day, a Mass was...
Arab governments and societies with their different components have the responsibility to end forced Christian immigration and work to bring the displaced back to their countries, panellists have...
Speaking on Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Turkey, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twa says security risks cannot prevent the Jesuit Pontiff from doing his mission and reaching out to the "...
The participants in the Conference "Christians and the Impact of the Arab Spring II," issued a statement on Sunday, November 23, titled, “the Amman Declaration… a Roadmap to a Better Future for...
Christianity in Jordan and Palestine was the subject of the second conference to be held recently at Le Méridien Hotel in Amman under the title: “Christians and the Arab Spring.” The conference was...
His Royal Highness Prince Raad Bin Zeid, Chief Chamberlain, visited on Saturday, November 22, the centre hosting the displaced Christians from Mosul at the Latin Church in Naour. Upon arrival, he was...
Christians visited the Stations of the Cross in the Old City of Jerusalem on November 20, in a prayer service for peace in the troubled city. The public prayer service—which was approved by both...