Holy Lands

"Heavenly Father, you never tire of being compassionate and loving. The successor of St. Peter plans to visit the Holy Land sanctified by your Son’s birth, baptism, teaching, death and resurrection....
Heavenly Father, you never tire of being compassionate and loving, the successor of St. Peter, His Holiness Pope Francis, plans to visit the Holy Land sanctified by your Son’s birth, baptism,...
The Jordanian Cabinet approved at a meeting held on Sunday, May 4, a plan to issue special stamps marking Pope Francis' visit to Jordan on May 24 and the 50th anniversary of the first visit of Pope...
Jordan is gearing up for Pope Francis’ visit next month, a trip that marks the 50-year anniversary of the first papal trip to the region. While it has become a papal tradition to follow the steps of...
All those wishing to participate in the Mass to be celebrated by Pope Francis at the Amman International Stadium can easily obtain entry cards which will be available in the next few days. Fr. Rif’...
In view of Pope Francis impending visit to the Holy Land, the local Church sets itself anxiously ready to welcome the Pastor of the Universal Church, who ever since his election cares to spread the...
His Majesty King Abdullah has acted as patron at the King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week award ceremony. During the ceremony, which took place at Husseiniya Palace, His Majesty presented...
Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations Monsignor Guido Marini and Dr. Matteo Bruni, the official at the Vatican Press Office who is in charge of foreign media coverage of the Pope’s trips, have...
A threatening letter was sent to the General Vicar of the Latin Patriarchate in Nazareth, Boulos Marcuzzo, which stated that Arab Christians had until May 5, 2014 to leave the country. If they did...
The spike in the migration of Christians today in Iraq is very worrying and frightening. A year and a few months ago, I received the presidency of the Chaldean Church and visited most of the cities,...
On Sunday April 27, 2014, the Galilee witnessed a new series of anti-Christian acts of violence and vandalism from the side of Orthodox Jews. Following is a statement issued by the Assembly of the...
Pope Francis’ visit to the Kingdom is a testimony that Jordan is a hub of peace and stability, Tourism Ministry officials told reporters on Monday. Tourism Minister Nidal Katamine said the government...
We are in the place that Pope Francis has chosen to embrace, in Jordan, the small and humble: Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the site of the Baptism of Jesus. Here, on May 24, in the as yet unfinished...
“When the Pope comes to Jordan, we Christians dream of having at least half-an-hour to talk to him...” Wael Suleiman is the young executive director of Caritas Jordan and those words that slip from...
Patriarch Fouad Twal celebrated the Solemn Mass of the Resurrection of our Lord at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Following is a translation of his homily: Dear...
Work is currently under way to turn the key Christian archaeological location, Bethany beyond the Jordan, into a full-fledged site of pilgrimage for Christians. This will be done by preserving the...
The atmosphere was festive at Emmaus Qubeibe as the friars of the Custody of the Holy Land and the faithful of Jerusalem, joined by no less than four busses from the Bethlehem parish as well as the...
Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour has issued directives to take all measures required to support preparations for receiving Pope Francis I, who is expected to arrive in Jordan in May. In a communiqué...
Following is the text of Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal's Easter Sunday homily at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher: Dear brothers and sisters, Christ is truly risen! Alleluia! It is with...
Following is the text of Easter Greetings issued by the heads and representatives of the main Christian churches of Jerusalem: We, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, bring joyous...