Holy Lands

HRH Prince Mired Ibn Raad has patronized the annual Ramadan iftar banquet organized in Amman by the Christian Islamic Committee of Our Lady of Peace Center marking the advent of the holy month of...
"The use of drugs is unfortunately becoming an epidemic in East Jerusalem. It affects the Palestinian community in such a devastating manner. Around 15,000 young Palestinians use drugs, and 5,000 are...
Abouna.org has learned that the Latin Ecclesiastical Court will shortly issue a statement conveying the views of the Catholic Church towards the Council of Non-Muslim Communities Law that has been...
“It is not worthy of political and religious leaders to support, feed, foment revenge. Revenge calls for revenge, blood calls for blood. And innocent people who are killed, all the children killed,...
When the Pope visited Bethlehem, in the West Bank, last month, he was less than 100 km (60 miles) away from Gaza. But for the 4,000 Christians in this crowded Palestinian territory along the...
Pope Francis said on Monday, June 30, that there are more persecuted Christians in the world today than there were in the first centuries of Christianity. The Pope’s words came as he celebrated Mass...
On the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Amman conveys sincere wishes to the Jordanian people, led by His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al...
The Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem has marked the ordination of an evangelical priest and eight deacons affiliated with the Custodia Terrae Sanctae. The Mass was celebrated at the Church of St...
The Latin Patriarchate has rejected dealing with Noursat office in Jordan. Following is the text of the statement issued by the Latin Patriarchate in this regard: Priests and nuns, With reference to...
Pope Francis shares in the pain of the families of three Israeli teenagers whose bodies were found Monday just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank. Speaking to journalists as...
The Polish embassy in Amman has provided the Lady of Peace Center, which is affiliated with the Latin Vicariate, with medical equipment that can be used in the physical therapy of people with...
The Melkite Patriarch of Antioch, Gregorios III Laham, with the approval of the Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, has transferred Archbishop Georges Bacouni to the Archeparchy of Akka in...
The Latin Patriarchate has marked a day of jubilation on Thursday June 26,2014 with the ordination of three new priests during a Mass presided over by Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal and...
Little Aisha, born on May 27, is the 1,000th among infants born in the clinic in the Zaatari refugee camp, 80 kilometers northeast of Amman, where there are at least 85,000 Syrian refugees. According...
Under the patronage of Her Royal Highness, Princess Alia Al-Tabbaa, the honorary president of Promise Welfare Society, Caritas Jordan has distributed food vouchers to 100 needy Jordanian families in...
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal has presided over a Mass at the Church of the Holy Family in Ramallah during which deacon Bashar Basil Fawadleh was ordained priest. In his homily, Patriarch...
Since 2003, Caritas Switzerland has awarded the Prix Caritas in June each year. This prize honors personalities for their admirable commitment, their outstanding work in the social sphere, in...
The Catholic churches in Jordan marked on Friday, June 20, the annual Christian pilgrimage to the Church of Our Lady of the Mountain in the town of Anjara, which is one of the approved sites for...
The Synod of the Catholic Melkite Church has convened at the Lebanese town of Ain Traz and elected Bishop George Ba’kouni, as Sidon Metropolitan of the Roman Catholic, head of the diocese of Acre,...
Pope Francis on Wednesday, June 18, appealed to institutions to offer concrete help to the hundreds of thousands of refugees who continue to flee conflict and persecution in their homelands. Speaking...