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The Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan
: The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan joyfully conveys its sincere wishes to...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
By Iacopo Scaramuzzi/ Rome
: Francis to ROACO: “If Eastern faithful are forced to emigrate,” they must be able to continue to live “according to their own ecclesial tradition”. The Eastern Churches in Syria, Iraq and Egypt "see their children suffer because of the continuing war and senseless violence perpetrated by fundamentalist terrorism," The Pope said in a speech...More
: The Caritas Jordan’s Campaign for this year’s month of Ramadan, titled, "Mercy and Love Campaign", proceeded to Madaba on Thursday, June 22. Madaba Caritas team distributed 100 food packages to the poor and needy families at the Latin Church, in the presence parish priest Fr. Iyad Bader and Deputy Nabil Gheishan and Madaba Governor Khalid Armouti...More
: Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem on Thursday June 22 presided the Mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Fuheis, Western Amman, during which Deacon Joseph Odeh Sweis from Fuheis and Saqer Dhailan Hijazeen from Smakiyeh were ordained priests. Present at the Mass were Latin...More
Vatican Radio
: The Holy Father has granted the “Ecclesiastica Communio” in accordance with canon 76 § 2 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches to His Beatitude Youssef Absi, canonically elected as Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek Melkites on 21 June 2017 by the Synod of Bishops of the Patriarchal Church. Following is the text that Pope Francis sent to...More
: Christians did not give up their faith, or even pretended to, but left everything behind. Now their life is precarious but there is no grudge in their hearts, as they pray for their persecutors and thankful for what happened because "it was an opportunity to rediscover what is most important, which is faith". On the Nineveh Plain, military victory...More


Pope: Eastern Catholic churches have endured 'terrible waves of persecution'

: The Eastern Catholic churches “should be kept and preserved” through current crises, Pope Francis said in a June 22 address to the Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches (ROACO). In his address the Holy Father observed that the Eastern...

Arab World

Father’s daily Rosary brings daughter back from ISIS captivity

By Bradley Eli/ ChurchMilitant.com
: A father prayed the Rosary daily for the return of his daughter after she'd been kidnapped by ISIS in 2014. His prayers were finally answered as six-year-old Christina has been restored to her family. When ISIS troops ravaged northern Iraq in August 2014,...

Holy Land

Parishioners raise funds for restoration of Our Lady of Grace Church in Fuheis

By Claire Guigou/ lpj.org
: In May 2017, parishioners of Our Lady of Grace in Fuheis inaugurated their newly refurbished Church after two weeks of renovation work. The necessary funds for this project were entirely collected by the parishioners Father Imad Alamat has expressed his pleasure for the recently renovated church. Part of the roof, the insulation, light and water systems were repaired and the painting were redone. To complete this project, the parishioners raised 35,000 euros. “It was a parish project close to our heart and we wanted to do this together,” explains Father Alamat. The city of Fuheis has two Latin churches and two Patriarchate schools. It is known for its almost entirely Christian population. Out of 10,000 inhabitants, 95 per cent are Christians (Latin and Orthodox). These Christians...