Holy Lands

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...
Pope Francis’ plans to visit Jordan and Palestine in May have been confirmed, a local coordinator of the visit said. Director General of the Catholic Centre for Studies and Media Father Rifat Bader...
Following is the full text of Patriarch Twal’s homily for the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God on January 1, 2014, at the Co-Cathedral of the Latin Patriarchate: Dear Brothers in the Episcopate,...
His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, on Monday attended a celebration in Madaba Governorate held by the Christian community in Jordan on the occasion of Christmas and...
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, celebrated Christmas midnight mass in Bethlehem, at the Basilica of the Nativity. In his homily, Patriarch Twal recalled the many crises and conflicts...
“In Him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1. 4,5) We, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in...
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Fouad Twal delivered his Christmas message at a press conference held on December 19, 2013 at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.   Following is...
A senior Vatican source reported that Pope Francis will visit Jordan during a trip to the Holy Land in 2014.“During his (August) visit to the Vatican, King Abdullah II invited His Holiness to...
BETHLEHEM – Bulldozers of the Jerusalem Municipality, accompanied by Israeli Security forces, have demolished the property on the Jerusalem-Hebron road, near the northern checkpoint number 300...