Holy Lands

Isaiah 8:23-9:3; Psalm 27; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17; Matthew 4:12-23 When Jesus began his mission to proclaim the kingdom of heaven is at hand, he helped people that could only see doom and gloom...
Following is the statement of Fr. Rif’at Bader, Director of the Center for Catholic Studies and Media, the official media spokesman for the Papal visit: This year is distinguished and it is conducive...
Following is the statement of Archbishop Giorgio Lingua, Apostolic Nuncio in Jordan, on Pope Francis upcoming visit to the Holy Land: On January 4, 1964, the plane of the bishop of Rome landed for...
Following is the statement of the Catholic Churches in Jordan and the Holy Land on upcoming visit of Pope Francis: 1. His Holiness Pope Francis announced today, January 5, 2014, his intention to...
Following is the homily of Patriarch Fuad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem during the annual pilgrimage to the Baptism Site, January 10, 2014: Good morning, Happy New Year, Dear Friends, I welcome...
Following is the statement of the Coordination of Bishops’ Conferences in support of the Church in the Holy Land. The statement was issued on January 15, 2014 following an annual pilgrimage to the...
The Orthodox Church in Jordan has marked epiphany with a Mass celebrated by Greek Orthodox bishops. Present a the ceremony were Minister of Tourism and Antiquity Nidal Qatamin, Minister of Public...
Pope Francis has sent his greetings, congratulations and support to “abouna.org” site, “media in service of humanity”, on its tenth anniversary. The message signed by the Pope’s private secretary,...
Following is the speech by Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and Palestine Munib Younan during the dedication of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Bethany Beyond the Jordan: Your...
Epiphany marks the revelation of Jesus Christ as the Messiah and the second person of the Holy Trinity — along with the Father and the Holy Spirit — which took place at the time of his baptism by...
Pope Francis' pilgrimage to the Holy Land, to be held in May, will centre on his encounter with Patriarch Bartholomew I, the Eastern Orthodox Archbishop of Constantinople, and their discussions on...
Following is the full text of Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal during the press conference held by the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Amman to announce the upcoming visit of Pope...
Pope Francis's visit to the Middle East in May will inevitably have a "political dimension" and there are high expectations also among the Muslim population, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem said on...
Following is the text of Patriarch Twal’s homily during the annual pilgrimage to the Baptism Site, January 10, 2014: Good morning, Happy New Year, Friends, I welcome the arrivals from Palestine, Iraq...
Catholic Churches in Jordan on January 10, 2014 marked national Christian pilgrimage day to the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ. A Mass was celebrated on this occasion by Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem...
Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, HRH Prince Raad, the chief chamberlain, attended the inauguration ceremony of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at the Baptism Site in the Jordan Valley on...
Pope Francis will make a papal visit to the Holy Land in May of this year. The Holy Father made the announcement after the recitation of the Sunday Angelus overlooking a rainy St Peter’s Square....
The front, back and centre pages of The Sunday Telegraph have been devoted to Pope Paul VI's historic three-day visit to the Holy Land, which, fittingly for the end of the Christmas season, seemed to...
Following is the text of the speech delivered by Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan Archbishop Giorgio Lingua during a press conference the Center for Catholic Studies and Media has held to officially...
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I’s messages to Rome on the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, were clear: the 264th successor of the 1st Apostle, expressed the hope that Pope Francis’ pontificate...