Holy Lands

Several meetings took place at the Vatican this week in preparation for the visit of Pope Francis to the Holy Land with his first leg of tour to be in Jordan on May 24. The participants in the...
Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18; Psalm 103; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38-48 Very hard sayings that are lofty ideals, but very difficult realities come down to us this week: Bear no hatred, take no...
Fr. Ziad Naffa’, a Latin Patriarchate priest, passed away on Tuesday February 17. Fr. Naffa’ was born in Amman on March 29, 1961. He joined the Latin Patriarchate Seminary in Beit Jala in September...
Since 2006, a new and exciting archaeological site has sprung up: that of the small village of Magdala, on the shores of Lake Tiberias. It was in this fishing village that Mary Magdalene lived, one...
In little less than five months, Pope Francis will travel for the first time to the Holy Land, since the start of his pontificate. For the local Church that welcomes the Sovereign Pontiff, it is a...
During a meeting with Shaun A. Casey, special advisor to the secretary faith-based community initiatives of the US Department of State,on Monday, February 17, 2014, Patriarch Twal reiterated his...
During a meeting with Shaun A. Casey, special advisor to the secretary faith-based community initiatives of the US Department of State,on Monday, February 17, 2014, Patriarch Twal reiterated his...
On Saturday, February 15 at the Trappist Monastery in Latrun, and the following day at the Maronite Convent in Jerusalem, the Feast of St. Maron was celebrated. Many faithful attended each event....
Pope Francis will travel the world with his Argentinean passport, and not use a Vatican diplomatic one. He completed the procedure for a new passport and a new ID card as any ordinary citizen of the...
Israeli exploitation of Palestinian natural resources, including water, is one of Israel’s most severe violations of international law. The Israeli occupation aims specifically at annexing...
The Chaldean Patriarchate in Jordan has held a Mass at the conclusion of a three-day fasting which was celebrated by Fr. Raymond Moussalli, Chaldean patriarchal vicar for Jordan. Present was the...
Following is the interview with Raffoul Rofa who currently directs the St. Yves Society, a Catholic Center linked to the Latin Patriarchate. He has been dedicated for several years to the defence of...
Following is the interview with Raffoul Rofa who currently directs the St. Yves Society, a Catholic Center linked to the Latin Patriarchate. He has been dedicated for several years to the defence of...
Following is the interview with Raffoul Rofa who currently directs the St. Yves Society, a Catholic Center linked to the Latin Patriarchate. He has been dedicated for several years to the defence of...
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” (John 1: 3, 16) This is what Pope Francis said in his...
When Pope Francis visits Bethlehem in May he will see scaffolding covering the roof of the Church of the Nativity. It may be an eyesore, but it symbolises a show of unity among various Christian...
For decades, the Christians in the Middle East remained "the invisible or neglected victims" throughout the region, and in best cases the United States only made humble interest in indigenous...
Salam, an eight-year-old child with a physical ability, struggled to take few small steps away from her mother, raising her arms to hug the nun who became an important figure in her life after five...
The Young Christian Students (YCS) has held its annual meeting marking the feast of St. John Bosco with the aim of naming working committees and discussing the activities to be held next year. At the...
Former French Prime Minister François Fillon has visited the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. This meeting was part of a short three-day trip to meet with important political leaders and the French...