Holy Lands

In a bid to take the Jordanian model of coexistence and interfaith harmony to the next level, the Royal Institute of Interfaith Studies (RIIFS) officials and other stakeholders implemented a full-...
In his Lenten Pastoral Letter marking Ash Wednesday, Patriarch Fouad Twal urged the faithful of the Patriarchal Diocese of Jerusalem to true conversion, fasting, almsgiving and prayer. Following Pope...
His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday, March 4, called for maximizing the values of tolerance, fraternity and co-existence among Muslims and Christians, stressing the role of the church in...
Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7; Psalm 51; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 God formed us out of the clay of the ground and blew into our nostrils the breath of life and we became a living being. Ah! The power of...
What if Jesus says to you: “Look around with me, people are tempted and are fallen at every moment, they do not have any energy to resist, would like to help me to save them”? What would be your...
The visit Pope Francis will carry out in the Holy Land at the end of May will give a new impetus to the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians. This was written by The Latin Patriach of...
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal said that fasting during Lent which we are experiencing nowadays is the message of sacrifice and sympathy with the suffering of the poor; it is repentance and...
Pope Francis will visit the Holy Land from May 24-26 of this year, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s historic visit. The visit will take place in a complicated geo-political...
They lay inside the desert grottoes for centuries and remained hidden for another sixty years inside what were catalogued as tefillin, the phylacteries worn by observant Jews during prayer. This is...
Mr. Sami El-Yousef, regional director of the Pontifical Mission for Palestine in Jerusalem, has signed an agreement with Engineer Ziad Bandak , head of the Presidential Committee for the Restoration...
Isaiah 49:14-15; Psalm 62; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Matthew 6:24-34 Last week after mass, I greeted some Jordanians who were in church to baptize their little boy. I spoke to the grandparents, picked up...
On today's Gospel, Mathew 6:24-34, Jesus sets the birds, the wild flowers and the grass of the field as an example for us. When he speaks about the pagans, those who do not believe in God, or who...
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal has concluded a two-day visit to Ramallah which started on February 25. During his pastoral visit, Patriarch Twal was greeted by...
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal left for Ramallah on February 23 for a two-days pastoral visit to the Parish of the Holy Family. Having arrived in Ramallah for a...
The day Pope Francis arrives in Jordan on May 24 marks the peak of many months of “hard work and planning” coordinated between private and government agencies preparing for his visit and guests...
The Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, has said the 50th anniversary this year of Pope Paul VI’s meeting in Jerusalem with Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras is a “tremendous opportunity” to...
During a latest meeting that has taken place in Amman--which falls within the framework of the series of initiatives launched by the International Family Centre in Nazareth (IFCN) marking the...
The “International Family Centre of Nazareth” a Vatican Foundation launches a series dedicated to families, an initiative for the pastoral visit of Pope Francis from May 24 – 26, 2014. Built by...
US Secretary of State John Kerry is aware of the power of faith and is attentive to the concerns of Holy Land Christians in the peace process, a US State Department official has said. During a...
For more than 60 years, the Pontifical Mission for Palestine (PMP) has established a long relationship with partner church- and community-based institutions which has supported thousands of...