Our Word

By Fr. Rif'at Bader
: His Majesty King Abdullah II addressed the 71st United Nations General Assembly on September 20,...More
: Pope Francis' new book Dio è giovane (God is Young) is a conversation with Thomas Leoncini. Dio è giovane (God is Young) is the title of the new book-long interview with Pope Francis that has been published with a big international launch on March 20, 2018. Two years after Il nome di Dio è Misericordia (The Name of God is Mercy), which was...More
: His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday, March 20, delivered an address before a group of about 300 Dutch university students attending 'World Class The Hague'. In his address, King Abdullah had a discussion with a number of students as part a series of events organized by the program in partnership with the municipality of The Hague and a number...More
: Patriarch of Alexandria for the Coptic Catholic Ibrahim Isaac has declared, during his participation in the Security Conference which held in Munich that the situation of the Christians in Egypt nowadays is more stable than before. He acknowledged during his speech that "Egypt always shows her welcome to all passengers". He confirmed that the...More
: Bishops and priests of the Latin Patriarchate held on Tuesday, March 20, a meeting at Our Lady of Peace Center in Amman. The two-day meeting was chaired by Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and attended by bishops, patriarchal vicars, and priests from parishes in Jordan,...More
: Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has joined other leaders from the US Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA), and Armenian Churches in urging Israel not to confiscate Church lands or tax church properties. In the joint letter addressed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,...More


Pope Francis emphasizes the importance of interfaith dialogue

: Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al Othaimeen met with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican today, Friday, March 16, 2018. During the meeting, both sides emphasized the importance of interfaith dialogue and raising the voice of wisdom and tolerance to combat extremism and terrorism. The secretary general emphasized to His Holiness that terrorism has no religion, and that OIC condemns all terrorist acts coming from any religion. Othaimeen presented his thanks to the Pope for his stand on the issue of Jerusalem and the basic rights of the Muslims and Christians in the Holy City. Both sides were in agreement on the cause of Palestine and Jerusalem. Othaimeen also appreciated the position of the Pope on many issues such as promoting human...

Arab World

Christianity could disappear from Iraq -- Assyrian Fr. Salar Kajo

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)
: Christianity will be reduced to a token presence in Iraq -- unless more families are given aid to return to their villages on the Nineveh Plains, according to a priest helping them home. Father Salar Kajo of the Churches' Nineveh Reconstruction Committee (NRC), which aims to rebuild nine Christian towns and villages, fears that unless more is done to enable displaced Christians to go back to their homes, and soon, they could leave Iraq. According to the NRC, 37,031 Christians have returned over the last 12 months -- but Father Kajo expressed concerns for those who are still displaced in Kurdish northern Iraq (around 120,000 Christians were driven from their homes by Daesh (ISIS) in summer 2014). He said: "We have to rebuild now> If we take more time families will leave and Christianity...

Holy Land

Invitation: Christian-Islamic celebration of Annunciation, March 28

: Under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister His Excellency Jamal Sarayrah, the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan has the honor to invite you to attend the Christian-Islamic celebration of Annunciation which is designed to entrench values of brotherhood and common living. The celebration will be held at Al Hussein Cultural Center, Ras Al-Ain, Amman, on Wednesday, March 28, at 6:30pm. The CCSM's initiative will further consolidate Muslim-Christian relations in Jordan. This coming together around Blessed Virgin Mary is already an especially important event in the history of our two religions. Once more, the Holy Virgin will increase Her love for the whole of humanity, and Jordan will show once again that, in addition to being a country, it is also a message, or rather a...