Holy Lands

The French consul general presented on Monday, June 18, the Legion of Honour, which is known as the National Order of the Legion of Honour to Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali...
His Majesty King Abdullah, at a meeting on Monday, June 18, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who departed Jordan after a short visit, stressed the need to make progress in efforts to...
On Friday, June 15, 2018, acolyte Firas Abedrabbo was ordained a deacon. Five days before his ordination, the media office of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem had interviewed him about his...
The Latin Vicariate in Jordan has called on church-goers to dress modestly in churches, with the advent of the wedding season. In a statement issued by Latin Patriarchal Vicar of Jordan Bishop...
Over 3,000 believers from various Catholic churches in the Kingdom on Friday, June 15, celebrated the Christian pilgrimage to the shrine dedicated to the Lady of the Mount in the township of Anjara...
The Christian community opens its doors to its Muslim brothers and sisters, offering an iftar meal. In Ramallah, parish priests welcome the marginalised. For Fr Shomali, “There is an Arab saying, '...
The heads of the Catholic Churches in Jordan have coveyed heartfelt wishes to the Muslim Brethren on Eid Al-Fitr. The statement issued by the heads of the Catholic Churches in Jordan and circulated...
Following is the meditation of the Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, June...
Latin Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo celebrated Mass on Friday June 15, 2018 at the Lady of Annunciation Church in Beit Jala during which Shidyaq Firas Abed Rabboh was...
Saint Anthony of Padua, preacher and Doctor of the Church, is a very popular saint throughout the world, subject of many devotions by the miracles performed during his priesthood and the healings...
In the presence of member of Lower House of parliament Haytham Al-Zayadin, and parish priest of Adar Fr. Samer Mdanat, Caritas Jordan distributed on Wednesday, June 13, food parcels to a number of...
The daily life of the Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land is recounted by the shots taken by Thomas Coex, a photographer for Agence France Presse. From June 11 until the end of October...
Part of Lourdes has been evacuated after heavy rains caused flash floods across many parts of France. A torrent of water is rushing through the Domaine as the River Gave has burst over the banks....
Members of staff of the Caritas Jordan headed to Ajloun Governorate on Tuesday, June 12, in continuation of its campaign titled, “Ramadan is Different in the Jordan of Goodness”. During the campaign...
Bethlehem University and the Monetary Authority signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the Executive Conference Room. The general purpose of this agreement is...
In the famous Bible story, the ancient city of Nineveh responded to Jonah’s preaching and repented. Today, however, Christians on the Nineveh Plains, a fabled swath of land that overlaps the dividing...
A dark cloud that keeps darkening with time seems to have descended on the Arab world since the landing of Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt in July, 1798. It is even darker and more ominous than it was...
It is important to convey affection to Fr. Carlo Mazzotta after having assiduously dedicated 16 years of his life. Fr. Carol is an Australian national. He was ordained priest in Rome on June 2, 1985...
A dark cloud that keeps darkening with time seems to have descended on the Arab world since the landing of Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt in July, 1798. It is even darker and more ominous than it was...
On Friday, June 8, the faithful of Bethlehem gathered the Salesian church to celebrate the sacred Heart of Jesus during a Mass and a solemn procession presided over by Archbishop Pierbattista...