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The Israeli High Court delivered its final decision on the Cremisan valley case this morning, Thursday the 2nd of April 2015, in favor of the petition against building the separation wall in Cremisan...
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The abouna.org site has the pleasure to post the excelling painting of artist Robert Giacaman, which represents the two new saints Blessed Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas and Blessed Mariam of Jesus...
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Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal on Sunday, March 29, presided over Mass marking Palm Sunday at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. In the afternoon, Palm Sunday included a procession of the...
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His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, presided over a Mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 marking the solemnity of the Annunciation....
The Deanship of Student Affairs at the American University of Madaba (AUM) held a seminar on Wednesday, March 25, titled: “New Terms in the Relations Among the Followers of Religions", with the...
The abouna.org site has the pleasure to post the excelling painting of artist Robert Giacaman, which represents the two new saints Blessed Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas and Blessed Mariam of Jesus...
My visit to the Italian capital on the first week of March was split into two parts, namely meetings in order to develop religious tourism and a meeting with the Pope in order to present to him the...
“The rubbles of a stone dwelling were updated and analyzed in Nazareth. A British archaeologist confirms that it would be the home where Mary and Joseph raised Christ.” The article published by...
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal has invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to attend the Mass which will be celebrated at the Vatican on May 17 during which Blessed Mary Alphonsine...
In an exclusive interview with ZENIT, Patriarch Fouad Twal speaks of Church reform and what he believes is needed. While noting that presently, the most talked about area of reform has to do with...
Our Lady of Peace Center in Jordan, in coordination with Caritas, has welcomed many Christians who fled away from Iraq in the wake of Daesh (ISIS) assaults. All in all, some hundred persons, of whom...
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