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The Week of Unity coincided this year with the Year of Mercy, thus we can rename it as "the Week of Merciful Unity "or "the Mercy Leading to Unity". At the Jordanian level, the Catholic Center for...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung held on Saturday January 30, 2016 a seminar titled, "Environment: The Common Home of Humanity". The...
Latin Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem Michel Sabbah has daily inspirational thoughts on issues relevant to Christian faith and life. In some of his inspirational thoughts he says: "The life of the...
Within the framework of the Jerusalem Latin parish's activities in the Year of Mercy, a Mass was celebrated on Saturday, January 23, 2016 to mark the golden and silver jubilees of married couples as...
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Archbishop Maroun Lahham recently attended a conference in Portugal held by the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, which is an American research...
The Holy Land Coordination Bishops have concluded their visit to the Holy Land which took place during the period January 9-14, 2016. At the conclusion of the visit, they issued a statement which...
A number of bishops visited our beloved Kingdom a few days ago. They were acquainted with the roles played by the local Church institutions in the spiritual, cultural, charity fields and others....
Jordan Caritas has inaugurated a new school for Syrian children, in cooperation with the Latin Church and Latin School in Naour. Parish priest of Naour Fr. Rif'at Bader said that this initiative is...
Coinciding with the week of prayer for Christian unity, the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan held a seminar on Monday January 18 tackling "the march towards Christian unity"....
Pope Francis is following the lead of his immediate predecessors St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI, in his peacemaking efforts for the war-torn region. In scanning the confusing array of conflict...
Bishop Michel Dubost of Evry Corbeille-Essonnes, member of the Holy Land Coordination Bishops that visited the Holy Land during the period January 9-14, 2016, has reviewed the situation of the most...
The Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion was the target of a yet new act of vandalism on Sunday January 17, 2016. Anti-Christian slogans like “Let his (Jesus’) name and memory be obliterated” were sprayed...
A US bishop visiting the Holy Land for the second year in a row said Palestinians whose land has been divided by the Israeli separation barrier “have lost hope.” “It was very sad to see the present...
The General Secretariat of Christian Educational Institutions in Jordan opened its first two-day conference in Amman on Tuesday, January 12, titled, “Identity and Empowerment”. The conference was...
The Holy Land Coordination Bishops continued their visit to Jordan by visiting Fuheis on Tuesday, January 12. They were welcomed by Parish Priest of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Fr. Imad...
The Holy Land Coordination Bishops held a press conference on January 11, 2016 at the Our lady of Peace Center, with the participation of 50 bishops from the United States of America, Canada,...
This headline “Overcome Indifference and Win Peace” is the title of the Pope’s message of peace for the new year, as the Pope is used to address a message on January 1 every year which commemorates...
At the end of the last century, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran suggested that it would be desirable for bishops from several countries to co-ordinate their interest and involvement in the life of the...
With crises in Syria and Iraq deepening, Catholic bishops on a solidarity visit with the “forgotten” Christians of the Middle East are urging stepped-up peace efforts to resolve conflicts tearing...
The Salesian fathers responsible for the monastery in Beit Jimal (west of Jerusalem) have reported that unknown persons desecrated their monastery’s cemetery. The fathers added that tens of crosses...