Our Word

By Fr. Rif'at Bader
: The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan expresses its sincere wishes to all...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
: The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land has sent a well-wishing message to His Beatitude Youssef Absi, following his election as Patriarch of the Greek Melkite Catholic Church of Antioch and all the East. Following is the text if the message: June 26, 2017 Letter from the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land to the new...More
: Natalia Liviero who volunteered to work at Caritas Jordan's different posts during the last week of Ramadan, sent the following message to express her feelings during her work: Eid Mubarak to my Muslim Friends, enjoy the holidays! My gift to you is my service during the last week of Ramadan, by helping serve Iftar dinner to about 1,600 Syrian...More
Agenzia Fides
: The scholars of the University of Al-Azhar, the main theological-academic center of Sunni Islam, have submitted the text of a bill to the offices of the Presidency of the Egyptian Republic to counter violence and sectarian hate propaganda justified in the name of religion. This is what Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayyib, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar reported,...More
: A delegation comprising heads of Churches in Jordan visited the Iftaa Department in Amman on Sunday, June 25, to convey good wishes to Grand Mufti of the Kingdom Dr. Mohammed Al-Khalayleh marking Eid al-Fitr. The delegation included Bishop Benedict of the Greek Orthodox Church, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Archbishop William Shomali,...More
: In the city of Aleppo, in Syria, the Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land have inaugurated the new Summer Camp for Kids, with the motto: "With Jesus, I will bring color to my life." "With Jesus, I will bring color to my life. » This is the theme chosen by the Friars Minor of the Custody of the Holy Land in Aleppo, Syria, for the 2017 edition of...More


China: Holy See appeals for the release of Bishop Shao of Wenzhou

By Anne Kurian/ zenit.org
: The Holy See expressed its “grave concern” after the disappearance of Msgr. Pierre Shao Zhumin, Bishop of Wenzhou, in the coastal province of Zhejiang (Continental China). A statement released by Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, on...

Arab World

South Sudan: Pope is a shepherd who makes seeking out the lost his top priority

By Carol Glatz/ Catholic News Service
: Pope Francis is first of all a shepherd who makes seeking out the lost and forgotten his top priority. But he also knows that wherever he goes, the cameras and news coverage will follow. He leveraged his pull on the media spotlight early in his papacy when he...

Holy Land

Fr. Joseph Sweiss celebrates his first Mass in Fuheis

: Fr. Joseph Sweiss celebrated his first Mass in Fuheis on Saturday, June 24. Parish priest Fr. Imad Alamat welcomed the new priest who celebrated his first Mass. Present at the Mass were Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali, Bishop Maroun Lahham, Rector of Beit Jala Seminary Fr. Jamal Khader, priests, nuns and deacons as well as a large number of Fuheis residents. In his homily, Fr. Sweiss thanked all those who helped him at the seminary attain his ordination to the priesthood.