Holy Lands

His Majesty King Abdullah said on Tuesday, September 16, that Jordan is tightening the noose around terrorists and their supporters, adopting an approach that entails supporting neighbours and...
A delegation of twenty bishops from the United States on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Pope Francis to promote peace, accompanied by members of CRS (Catholic Relief Services), have gathered with...
On the third day of the In Defense of Christians summit, Bishop Awa Royel, Bishop of California for the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, spoke on the need to maintain the...
St. Joseph Parish in Jifna, Ramallah district, led by Parish Priest Fr. Firas Aridah, has received a delegation from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops marking their solidarity with the...
A group of 18 US Catholic Bishops from have begun a pilgrimage to visit the places where Jesus lived his earthly life with the specific intention to pray for peace in the Holy Land. “Our pilgrimage...
The West should intervene in a logical way, not only intervene when its interests are threatened … The international community and the United States have ‘gifted’ all extremists, all these Europe...
In his greetings in various languages following the catechesis of general audience on September 10, the Pope addressed, among others, the Arab-speaking faithful and in particular those from Syria...
Speaking at the Sicilian shrine of Our Lady of Tears, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal lamented the suffering of the Middle East’s Christians. “I cannot but recall the religious violence that...
The Church’s umbrella group of Catholic humanitarian organisations, Caritas Internationalis, is to hold a high-level meeting next week to examine the crisis in the Middle East, including Syria, Gaza...
Mr. President, The announcement of the Israeli government on August 31 to confiscate 1,000 acres belonging to four Palestinian villages near Bethlehem is like pouring salt on the fresh wounds of...
Visiting Gaza for a day amidst its rubble, Bishop William Shomali, Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine,interacted with and met Gaza’s Christian communities. A ravaged landscape and people,...
Bishop Shomali, Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine celebrated the opening of the Beit Jala Seminary academic year with the Holy Mass. It was a time of reunion and joy for seminarians after...
Jordan will always be a safe haven for displaced people and those who suffer injustice, HRH Prince Hassan said on Wednesday, September 3. During a meeting with Iraqi Christians who have taken refuge...
A delegation from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem paid a visit to the Gaza Strip on Monday, September 2, after the cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian factions went into effect a few...
The sun of August 27 rises to mark the emergence of 11 stars in the horizon of media… a media dedicated to serving humanity… the entire humanity. Eleven years ago, abouna.org site was launched to...
Culture is the set of attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviors shared by a group of people, but different for each individual, communicated from one generation to the next (Matsumoto, 1996). While...
Security has been stepped up in Rome following an alleged ISIS threat against the Pope, Italian newspapers have reported. Il Tempo has announced that Israeli intelligence experts say they believe...
Pope Francis on Friday, August 29, met with Father Jorge Hernandez, an Argentine missionary of the Institute of the Incarnate Word and parish priest in Gaza. Speaking in Italian with Vatican Radio’s...
His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday, August 27, reaffirmed that Jordan has always exhibited the determination and ability to overcome emerging challenges of all kinds. During a meeting with key...
The Apostolic Nunciature in Jordan held special prayers for peace on Wednesday, August 27. Present at the Mass, which was celebrated at Our Lady of Peace Center, were Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop...