Holy Lands

“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...
Coinciding with the celebration of the Catholic Church’s marking the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, the “Our Lady of Nazareth” parish in Sweifieh, West Amman, held a Mass presided over by...
Vatican Insider Following is an exclusive interview with Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in which he talks about next May’s meeting in Jerusalem...
On November 14, 2012, Israel launched an eight-day war on the Gaza Strip. Within just over a week, more than 165 Palestinians, including 100 innocent civilians, were killed. Tens of thousands of...
The U.S. bishops' international justice and peace representative has called on the state department to pressure the Israeli government to cease its efforts to confiscate Palestinian land in the West...
Jordan will next week launch activities to mark the World Interfaith Harmony Week, an initiative the Kingdom launched in 2010 that was adopted by the UN. Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour will attend...
Prince Charles has pinpointed one of the greatest shifts of population in modern times. “It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are increasingly being...
With the return of the Palestinians and the Israelis to the negotiations table under the auspices of the US, everyone wonders how serious and feasible the talks will be and what their outcome will be...
Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan, Fr. Rif’at Bader said: When the world saw His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-...
The Bishops of the Holy Land Coordination have issued an appeal to Christians and to the international community about the Cremisan Valley where the extension of wall security risk endangering the...
Members of pastoral councils in Jordan have held a general meeting at the Lady of Peace Center to discuss "the challenges of the pastoral family in the context of the Annunciation," in response to a...
The Holy Father Pope Francis has accepted the resignation submitted to him by H.E. Msgr. Elias Chacour, Archbishop of the Greek Melkite Archeparchy of Akka, Haifa, Nazareth and the Galilee. At the...
Over the past five years, based on my work as a journalist specialised in religious ecclesiastic media affairs through the Catholic Centre for Studies and Media and Lebanese NourSat satellite station...
Churches in Jordan have celebrated Mass for unity and peace in the Middle East at Mar Afram Syriac Orthodox Church in Sweifieh with the participation of bishops, a large number of priests and deacons...
On the occasion of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, a Mass has been celebrated in the parish of St. Anthony in Jaffa with many migrant communities. The Coordination of the Pastoral among...