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Iraqi forcibly displaced women, who fled their country in the wake of the violence perpetrated against them by the Islamic State in Syria in and Iraq (ISIS), have addresses a message to His Holiness...
The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem (LPJ) issued a statement on June 6, 2016 marking the advent of the month of Ramadan hoping that it would bring about peace to the Middle East, and expressed...
A new custos of the Holy Land, Franciscan friar, Br. Francesco Patton, made his solemn entry into Jerusalem on June 6, 2016. The handover was made at a ceremony which took place at Saint Savior’s...
In order to disseminate the message of mercy, Caritas Jordan announced on Friday, June 3, that the Restaurant of Mercy will open its doors during the whole month of Ramadan to offer free iftar meals...
The Latin parish of St. Savior in Jerusalem celebrated Mass on Sunday, June 5, in honor of the departing Custos Pierbattista Pizzaballa, and to convey appreciation for the twelve years of Franciscan...
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Timo Soini met with Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem Bishop William Shomali on Thursday, June 2, 2016. During his meeting with Bishop Shomali at the Latin...
Speaking at the 100th Catholic Day Conference in Leipzig on May 28, 2016, Patriarch Fouad Twal reflected on the situation in the Holy Land, the Israeli-Palestinian issue, its international...
Following is the text of the message addressed by His Holiness Pope Francis to Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal congratulating him on his 50 years of priesthood and thanking him for the many...
After years of surveys, attentive assessments and meetings between the heads of the Churches of Jerusalem, the site for the restoration of the aedicule of the Holy Sepulchre is finally opening: “In...
Marking the International Children’s Day on June 1, the Council of Catholic Bishops in the Holy Land has called on all Christian communities to join hundreds of Syrian children in their prayers for...
Following the Mass Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal celebrated on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in which he thanked God on the 50th anniversary of his ordination...
How to educate the Christian to have such strength? How does a Christian educate himself/herself to have such strength? A Christian must be told that he/she is strong. The source of his/her strength...
His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Sunday,May 29, received His Eminence Metropolitan, Anba Antonious, on the occasion of his enthronement on the seat as the Coptic Metropolitan of Jerusalem and Jordan...
European Union Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah visited the area of Beir Onah near the Cremisan valley On Thursday, May 26, where they saw the ongoing construction of the Separation wall....
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal thanked God on the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood during a Mass he celebrated at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre on May 26, 2016. He...
An interview with Bishop Maroun Elias Nimeh Lahham, Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan. On the drama of the refugees who have doubled the population of the country: “Europe is centered on itself and wants...
Occasional controversies have occasionally been posted on social media networking relevant to the religion’s views towards all aspects of society. It is not a mistake to have such intellectual ''...
A few days before the end of a difficult school year, which started with a 27-day strike, 47 Christian schools operating in Israel are facing a financial emergency from the potentially devastating...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan has welcomed the restoration of relations between the Holy See and Al-Azhar. In the wake of the visit undertaken by Imam of Al-Azhar...
The homeland is your home and your family. You have duties towards it and you have rights. The first right is your presence in it. It is your right to have a home for you and your family, and to have...