Holy Lands

In a world marked by the upsurge of fundamentalism and ethno-religious sectarianism, ecology arises as a possible area of convergence and cooperation among the different religious traditions,...
For Salim Badawi, a Greek Orthodox Palestinian from the West Bank village of Beit Jalla, the opportunity to help a group of Franciscan priests harvest olives in the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount...
His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday, October 20, said that “there is no grey area” in the fight against terrorism. “All should realise that we must take a side in the confrontation between the...
On Sunday, October 19, St Saviour’s Parish in Jerusalem celebrated the World Missions Day in great joy. The celebration, headed by Mgr Shomali in presence of many youngsters, was marked by the...
The decision of the House of Commons of the UK to recognize the State of Palestine is an example to be followed by “other nations”, said Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal to Radio Vatican on...
There are already 3,000 Iraqi Christian refugees from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain who have fled due to the offensive of the jihadists and have found refuge in Jordan, and in the next few days the...
Taiwanese Ambassador to Jordan Mathew Lee, accompanied by members of the Tsja Association Jordanian-Taiwanese Society, has visited the displaced Iraqi Christians at Naour’s Latin Church to get...
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Archbishop Maroun Lahham has delivered a lecture titled, "The Position of the Church Towards the Current Situation," at the Church of the Latin Sacred Heart in Tla...
On Wednesday, October 8, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal spoke at the Synod on the Family held in Rome. He summarized the main challenges of families of the Holy Land, in order to generate...
His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday, October 14, said that coexistence and fraternity among Muslims and Christians living in Jordan stand as a distinct model in the Middle East. He made his remarks...
After having taken part in the functions of the Synod of the Bishops on the Family 2014 held in the Vatican, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Baghdad Louis Raphael I Sako, presided over a Mass at St....
Dutch ambassador to Jordan Paul van den Ijssel has visited the Latin Church in Naour to get acquainted with the conditions of the displaced Christians at the housing center recently set up by the...
Jordanian Minister of Social Development Reem Abu Hassan visited the Mar Elias Church for Roman Catholics in Marj Al Hamam, Amman, on Saturday, October 11, to get acquainted with the situation of the...
Palestinian Christian leaders issued a statement on OCtober 10 calling on Europe to recognize the State of Palestine. Following is the text of the statement: In a Middle East region that continues...
Thanks to a new partnership with abouna.org, some of our articles will now be available in a language which is spoken in 21 countries. Vatican Insider, the trilingual religious news website which...
Isaiah 25:6-10; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-14 For the third week in a row, we hear a story about ways in which we say “no” to God without even uttering the word. Today, God as...
In partnership with the "abouna.org site”, which is affiliated with the Catholic Centre for Studies and Media in Jordan, the “Vatican Insider” site has launched its new Arabic language page with the...
“Humanity died in Iraq,” said Jassam Hanna, a Christian Iraqi refugee who arrived in the Kingdom with his family and more than 100 others last month. The 33-year-old Hanna was speaking during an...
The feast of St. Francis was celebrated in an unusual way in Jerusalem on October 3-5. The Catholic celebrations began on Friday, October 3, with First Vespers and the traditional Rite of “Transitus...
The feast of St. Francis was celebrated in an unusual way in Jerusalem on October 3-5. The Catholic celebrations began on Friday, October 3, with First Vespers and the traditional Rite of “Transitus...