Holy Lands

On Saturday, June 20, the Pope goes to Calabria, in July to Molise, in September to Albania. On the agenda two trips to Asia (Korea, Sri Lanka and the Philippines) and in 2015 a possible visit to the...
At its annual meeting on June 10, 2014 in Rome, the Italian Association of Craftsmen, CONFARTIGIANATO, awarded Latin Patriarch of JerusalemFouad Twal its “Janus” prize – in Roman mythology Janus was...
The Catholic Church in Jordan marks on Friday, June 20, Christian pilgrimage to the shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of the Mountain) in the town of Anjara, Ajloun Governorate. This site...
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal ordained four priests on Saturday, June 14, at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. The new priests are from the seminary "Mother of the Redeemer" in...
A Mass, presided over by vicar of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem for Jordan Archbishop Maroun Lahham, has been held at the oldest church in Umm Al Jemal, an archaeological site in the northeast...
The Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Latin Vicariate in Amman, will hold a day of prayer at the historic site of Umm Al Jemal on Saturday, May 14, in order to get acquainted with its...
Fr. David Neuhaus, the Patriarchal vicar for Hebrew-speaking communities in the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, has told Vatican Radio that Pope Francis’ Invocation for Peace in the Vatican Gardens...
Archaeologists call it "the Pompeii of land of Palestine" and even though no buildings have remained intact, like in the city crystallized by lava on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, some natural event...
Pentecost Sunday’s encounter to pray for peace in the Middle East, called for by Pope Francis when he recently travelled to the Holy Land, is widely being seen as an historic event. Present in the...
In the wake of the Mass presided over by Pope Francis at Amman International Stadium, where some 1,400 children received their first communion, the abouna.org site launched on its Facebook page a...
Pope Francis Pope Francis delivered remarks to the Presidents of Palestine and Israel, Mahmoud Abbas and Shimon Peres, along with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, and...
Following is the English-language texts of the prayers and programme for the Invocation for Peace at the Vatican Gardens, June 8, 2014: INTRODUCTION Announcement May the Lord give you peace! We have...
Following is the text of the remarks delivered by President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas in the Invocation for Peace at the Vatican on Sunday, June 8: In the Name of God, the Most Gracious and the...
Text of the remarks made by President of Israel Shimon Peres at the Invocation for Peace gathering in the Vatican on Sunday, June 8: Your Holiness Pope Francis, Your Excellency President Mahmoud...
Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem, Bishop William Shomali, presided over the feast of Pentecost this Sunday, June 8, 2014, celebrated each year at the Benedictine Abbey of the Dormition on Mount Zion....
"There are gestures that come from the heart, in that precise instant ..." This is how Pope Francis answered two weeks ago after being asked how that tribute, with a kiss on the hand of the...
Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew and the Presidents Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas pray for peace between Israelis and Palestinians: «Our children are tired and worn out by conflict. More than once we...
Caritas Jordan has undertaken a pilgrimage trip to the Baptism Site in the presence of its Director General Mr. Wael Suleiman and the participation of more than 300 people, namely staff and...
Praying for peace in the Holy Land alongside leaders of long-antagonistic nations, Pope Francis called on God to act where human efforts had failed, to end what he described as violence inspired by...
Catholics, other Christians and other believer are joining Pope Francis and the Presidents of Israel and Palestine this evening in praying for peace in the Holy Land, asking God’s assistance where...