Holy Lands

In this year’s Easter Message, the heads of local Christian Churches sent out an appeal for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. “Despite the acute difficulties of the current situation, we would...
“Sometimes I think it is simpler to go to America than to Jerusalem. And yet it’s just six miles down the road.” This is how Marcelline, a young girl from Bethlehem, described the difficulties many...
ZENIT has interviewed His Beatitude Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal who conveyed his views ahead of the Holy Father’s trip to the Holy Land and expectations for Pope Francis' visit to the...
His Beatitude Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre on Thursday, April 17, 2014 Holy Thursday. Following is the text...
Following is the Easter Appeal 2014 from St. Joseph Parish in Jifna, Palestine, by Fr. Firas Aridah which highlights the significance of Jesus' resurrection that brings in a new hope to lives of...
Patriarchs and bishops in Jerusalem have issued a joint statement on the occasion of Easter holiday in which they conveyed good wishes from the city of resurrection where the disciples had conveyed...
The Latin Vicariate in Amman has announced the disengagement between the Noursat satellite bureau in Jordan and the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM). This measure was concomitant with a...
The Latin Church of the Apostles in Northern Zarqa celebrated Palm Sunday with a Mass presided over by Fr. Rif’at Bader at the invitation of parish priest Fr. Elie Karzam and the participation of Fr...
Marking Palm Sunday in Jerusalem, Catholic parishes coming from the West Bank raised banners with pictures of His Holiness Pope Francis, which reads:" Palestine welcomes Pope Francis," and "Pope:...
A Mass was celebrated at the Church of the Holy Family in the city of Ramallah on the West Bank marking Palm Sunday, the last Sunday before Easter. Fr. Raed Abu Sahlieh presided over the Mass...
The Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Tla’ Al-Ali, Amman, in collaboration with youths and scouts, on Saturday, March 12, performed at the church yard the stages Lord Jesus had undertaken carrying the...
Please complete this form electronically in Arabic for Arab nationalities and in English for other nationalities, attach a passport photo with a white background and e-mail both to: popevisitmedia@...
Petra--Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah met with a number of Rosary Sisters nuns during a visit she has paid to the Rosary Sisters Visitation Home. The Queen toured the facility to check on the...
The Church of Jerusalem celebrates Palm Sunday with a particular sentiment and solemnity. The Latin Patriarchate, reestablished in 1847, has promptly resumed, not without difficulties during the...
“Is it Triumph or Passion?” We often remember our suffering and pains. We speak and complain about them. We forget easily our joys and the moments of happiness. If you start a conversation about what...
Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66 Changed expectations. We like change to be gradually introduced into our world so we can get our head and heart around the new reality...
A few weeks before Pope Francis' visit to the Holy Land,Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal describes the situation of a life marked by divisions between Christians and by a conflict that has...
His Majesty King Abdullah II held talks in the Vatican with Pope Francis at the Pope’s residence, the Santa Marta guesthouse. The talks focused on efforts to boost cooperation, dialogue, coexistence...
The Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land/Justice and Peace Committee (ACOHL) issued a statement on April 2, 2014 about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Following is...
“We are working non-stop for the visit of Pope Francis: he wants to meet the poor, the disables, the ill, the orphans and the elderly. He will meet 400 of them in Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the site...