Our Word

By Fr. Rif'at Bader
: As the 7th discussion paper on education has been issued by His Majesty King Abdullah II, this is...More
Amman- en.abouna.org
: Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa has entrusted Fr. Rif'at Bader, director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan (CCSM) to represent him at Al-Azhar International Conference on Peace due to convene in Cairo on Thursday, April 27, as well as at the audiences of His...More
Vatican Radio
: Pope Francis’ meeting with the Coptic Orthodox leader, Pope Tawadros in Cairo on Friday will be an important sign of solidarity with Christians who suffer and die for their faith in Egypt and throughout the Middle East. That’s the view of Msgr Gabriel Quicke who heads the office for dialogue with the Oriental Orthodox Churches at the Vatican’s...More
Vatican Radio
: An American Catholic priest ministering in Egypt has said Christians there fear for their safety and talk about wanting to leave their homeland in the wake of the Palm Sunday terrorist attacks north of Cairo that killed dozens of people. Ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Egypt, Father Doug May told Vatican Radio that residents in several...More
: A Caritas Jordan delegation, led by Caritas General Director Wael Suleiman paid a visit to the Latin Vicariate in Amman on Wednesday, April 26. The visit was designed to meet with Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali and wish him well on assuming his new duties and to mark Easter celebrations. Mr. Suleiman gave a debriefing...More
By Loula Lahham/ asianews.it
: Anba Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak describes his joy for Pope Francis’s visit and his uneasiness towards his country, hit by terrorism. He talks about the fraternal relations with Tawadros II and those with Al Azhar and President el-Sisi, as well as the renewal of the Church with new bodies, social tasks, and enhanced role for the lay men and women. Anba...More


Pope Francis sends video message ahead of Egypt visit

By Devin Watkins/ Vatican Radio
: Pope Francis has sent a video message to the people of Egypt ahead of his Apostolic Journey to the country, saying the “world needs peace, love and mercy”. Pope Francis began his video message to the people of Egypt with the traditional greeting in...

Arab World

Pope Francis faces political, religious land mines on Egypt trip

By Joshua j. Mcelwee/ Vatican City
: As Pope Francis prepares for a two-day visit to Egypt at the end of this week, experts on the country say he will face a series of difficult choices while he's there. The trip could be one of the most delicate yet of his four-year papacy As Pope Francis...

Holy Land

German foreign minister visits Caritas Jordan offices in downtown Amman

: German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Monday, April 24, visited Jordan Caritas centers in downtown Amman that are assigned for humanitarian and medical assistance in order to get acquainted with Caritas' services to refugees and the local community. The German minister was welcomed upon arrival by Caritas Director General Wael Suleiman, a number of Caritas staff members, as well as some administrative employees of the Italian Hospital where Caritas Jordan refers cases for medical treatment. The German official held brief meetings with some refugees. The discussions focused on their living conditions and Caritas' contribution to alleviating the hardships they are passing through.