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On Sunday, September 13, Br. Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land, celebrated Holy Mass at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher. The celebration had a special intention, namely to pray for all the...
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"Have you been informed about the activities of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan?" Have you checked the CCSM websites in both Arabic and English to get informed about the...
Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Sunday, September 7, met Secretary of the Central Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation Saeb Erekat and discussed latest developments in the Palestinian-...
“People from all over Jordan and from the neighbouring countries would gather on Mount Nebo for the feast of St Moses and Holy Mass would be celebrated.” This is how Fr. Raffaele Caputo, superior of...
Acceptance, hospitality and prayer: this is what pilgrims find in the hostels run by Franciscan friars. Located very close to the Holy Places, they represent an excellent accommodation for many...
When people are in trouble, they refer to the divine power and even to those who disseminate the message of love as dictated by the Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ, who sowed the seeds of love and...
On Saturday, August 22, Father Elias Odeh, a priest of the Latin Patriarchate, celebrated his 50 years of priesthood jubilee in the Church of Saint Joseph of Jifna (the biblical town Gofna),...
Following is the text of the message dated August 31, 2020 addressed by Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, to Bishop...
"CHRISTIANS IN THE HOLY LAND ARE THE LIVING STONES" Reports have circulated that the Custody of the Holy Land is currently offering more than 582 houses in Jerusalem inside and outside the Old City,...