Our Word

By Fr. Rif'at Bader
: It was an impressive gesture to have His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein Ben Abdullah II...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
: Under the patronage of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and Custos of the Holy Land Fr. Francesco Patton a celebration was held on Sunday, September 24, at Terra Sancta College in Amman marking the inauguration of a new building. The ceremony was also attended by...More
By Frédéric Mounier/ la.croix.com
: Dominican Fr Jean-Jacques Pérennès, who is head of the Biblical School of Jerusalem, discusses the challenges facing Christians in the Arab world. ***** Coinciding with the “Christians of the Orient. Two thousand years of history” exhibition organized by the Institute of the Arab World, La Croix will over two weeks publish a series examining the...More
: "One of the major obstacles to the propagation of faith in Japan seems to be the false identification between Christianity and European culture". This is one of the views expressed by Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, in the meeting held in Tokyo with Japanese Bishops in the first afternoon of...More
By Namo Abdulla and Jardine Malado/ ankawa.com
: Suffering persecution even before genocide under ISIS, Iraq’s Christian population has fallen from 1.5 million before 2003 to just hundreds of thousands today. Last month, eight churches were closed in Baghdad. Rudaw’s Namo Abdulla sat down with three members of the Iraqi Christian community, Joseph Kassab, president and founder of the Iraqi...More
By Rula Samain/ The Jordan Times
: Caritas Jordan on Friday launched the Youth World Peace Forum (YWPF) under the theme “Now is the time”, with the aim of empowering youth in peacemaking. More than 400 young participants from 40 countries convened at the American University of Madaba for the two-day event to share their personal experiences and plan initiatives to contribute to a...More


Paris: 'Two thousand years of Eastern Christians history' exhibition

: At the Arab World Institute in Paris, a new exhibition titled ''Chrétiens d'Orient: Deux mille ans d'histoire'' (Eastern Christians: Two thousand years of history" will put precious artifacts on display, including the 6th-century illuminated Syriac...

Arab World

Churches, destroyed and looted by ISIS, being restored in Syria

By Sophie Mangal/ aina.org
: In the Syrian city of Maaloula (Ma'loula) The Christian Church began to commence services in the Christian monastery of St. Thecla. The pilgrims from all around the world traveled to religious shrines before the war. It was almost completely destroyed and...

Holy Land

Caritas Jordan concludes WYPF functionaries at AUM

: The two-day Youth World Peace Forum (WYPF), organized by Caritas Jordan and held at the American University of Madaba (AUM), concluded its functionaries on Saturday, September 23, with the participation of youths from 30 Arab and foreign countries while focusing on the message of peace and the role of youths in the enhancement of the culture of dialogue. During the activities conducted on the second day, several seminars were held designed to introduce the participants to some youth initiatives designed to enhance peace, love and brotherhood as well as several dances and performances. Furthermore, the Royal Institute for Inter Faith Studies held a seminar on "the Role of Religions in the Enhancement of the Culture of Dialogue and Peace". Several dramas were also held in addition to a song...