Holy Lands

The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan has decried the unilateral step represented by the decision taken by US President Donald Trump regarding relocating the US embassy to...
Coptic Tawadros refuses to meet vice-president Pence. The choice of the United States was criticized by the bishops of Jordan, the Chaldean Patriarch and Melkite Patriarch. The Trump administration’s...
The bishops and heads of Churches in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan call on the public to take part in a silent candle march due to take place on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 6:00pm. The march...
Her Majesty Queen Rania on Sunday, December 10, visited Our Lady of Peace Centre for Persons with Disabilities, which runs several programmes that aim to integrate people with disabilities into...
I followed up with sorrow--as well as with others who love Jerusalem, the Holy City--the announcement made by US President Donald Trump to move his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and...
The “A thousand times Christmas” exhibition opened at the Custodial Curia at St. Savior’s Monastery in Jerusalem on December 7, 2017. It will last until February 2, 2018. The 110 paintings created by...
Lebanese singer Manal Nemeh held a concert on Saturday, December 9, at Zara Complex in Amman during which she performed Christmas carols and sang for Jerusalem. A large number of people were present...
The bishops in churches of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan issued a statement on Saturday, December 9, stating that the decision undertaken by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the...
During the Christmas tree celebration in Beit Sahour on Saturday December 9. 2017, Patriarch Michel Sabbah said : "Whatever the great of this world and the lords of war say or decide, they said:...
If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand wither. (Ps 137:5) December 8, 2017 In these days, the declarations on Jerusalem and its future have multiplied and we are all worried about the violence...
He fears that other governments will follow in the footsteps of the United States, says Father David Neuhaus, a Jesuit, and professor at the University of Bethlehem. ***** For Fr. Neuhaus, the former...
In a statement issued 6 December, World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed grave concern over President Trump’s announcement that the United States will...
Patriarchs and heads of local Churches in Jerusalem addressed a message to US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, December 6. The message states that any step leading to changing the status of the...
The Jordanian Government on Wednesday, December 6, said the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel and move the U.S. embassy to the Holy City is a violation of international...
The Arab Thought Form (ATF) has issued a statement strongly condemning US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Following is the text of the statement: Press agencies have reported news...
Following is the meditation of the Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa for December 10, 2017, the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B Mark 1:1-8 The first word which opens the Gospel according...
In press remarks following the extensive talks which His Majesty King Abdullah II held on Wednesday, December 6, in Turkey where he held talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the King...
The vocation of a city Jerusalem will only be faithful to itself if it remains a beacon for the women and men of the entire world, “a city where all together become one” as it says in Psalm 121....
Pope Francis on Wednesday, December 6, expressed concern about the situation regarding Jerusalem and called for the status quo there to be respected. "My thoughts now go to Jerusalem, regarding...
His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday, December 5, received a phone call from US President Donald Trump, who indicated his desire to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In...