Holy Lands

The apostolic churches in the city of Fuheis, in collaboration with civil society organizations, have held a candlelight vigil for peace and solidarity with the suffering people and the homeless, as...
Editor-in-chief of the Jordanian Arabic daily Al-Ghad Jumana Ghneimat has interviewed His Majesty King Abdullah focusing on current domestic and regional affairs. The King said that “among the most...
Dina, a Christian woman originally from Jerusalem, has spent six days in Gaza with a medical team. In her mother’s blog “Reflections from Palestine – A Journey of hope” she tells what is happening in...
Patriarch Mar Ignatius Aphrem II has sent a message to the president of the UN Security Council urging the Council members to fulfill their responsibilities in stopping "the barbaric act" committed...
Pope Francis renewed his call for prayer and concrete assistance for the suffering populations of Iraq on Sunday, August 10. Addressing the crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square for the traditional...
A draw was the result of the Hamas-Israeli first round of mini-wars that lasted for 28 days. Hamas failed to force Israel to end the blockade imposed on Gaza. Israel also failed to bomb Hamas into...
Maram Rabadi,47, the lady who enjoyed a consecrated life, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, after suffering from severe illness while showing courage, perseverance and reliance on the divine care....
In unison with the Christians of the East, living in persecution, the Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem, Mgr William Shomali, presided on Friday August 1 over a Mass for peace and reconciliation at St...
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has sent a letter to Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal who visited the White House on July 22 and presented the various...
At the request of Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, the pontifical organization Aid to the Church in Need has allocated € 50,000 for the victims of the war in Gaza. The contribution will go...
“Every second of every minute I expect to be bombed,” said Mahmoud Majdalawi, a Caritas staff member working in Gaza. The small territory has been devastated by weeks of war. Everywhere you go, there...
Back in Jerusalem after a three-week visit to the US, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal rushed on Wednesday July 30, 2014 to the beside of the wounded from Gaza Strip, hospitalized in...
On Sunday, August 3, during his Angelus address at the Vatican, Pope Francis made an off the cuff plea for Israel to halt the bloodshed that is wiping out Palestinians across Gaza, including hundreds...
"The truce which has begun is a good thing, but it will not help if the conditions in Gaza remain those of a desperate land under siege, where only fear and frustration that feed hatred can grow. It...
Patriarchs and heads of Churches in Jerusalem have issued a statement calling for prayer and for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and to urgently resume a peace process based on the International Law....
The Jerusalem Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH) dispatched on August 1a team of doctors and nurses to the Gaza Strip in order to extend a helping hand to their colleagues there and help to alleviate...
Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga has issued an appeal for an end to hostilities and the lifting of the Gaza blockade. “A permanent ceasefire, is just the first step on the road to a just peace...
A Mass was celebrated for Gaza, Iraq, Syria and Libya at the Our Lady of Nazareth Church in Sweifieh on Wednesday July 30, 2014 with the participation of all churches in Jordan. Latin Patriarchal...
The president of the Catholic Church’s international aid organization is calling for a permanent ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza. In a message, issued Thursday,...
Matthew McGarry,head of Catholic Relief Services in Palestine, has discussed in an interview the situation in Gaza in light of the Hamas-Isareli conflict. He says that the situation in Gaza is "...