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On Thursday, July 2, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and the Holy Land Bishop Paul Marcuzzo consecrated with chrism a total of 32 children of the parishioners of the Church of Jesus the...
On Wednesday, July 8, His Holiness, Pope Francis named Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali new member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, among other...
Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, has spoken about the Church’s commitment to supporting the thousands of families affected...
Fr Jean-Daniel Gullung, superior of the Assumptionist community and rector of Saint Peter in Gallicantu for nine years. In a few days, he will hand over to his successor, before leaving for France...
Following is the meditation of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, July 12,...
Following are the changes and the new assignments that have taken place at the Jesuit Center in Amman/ Jordan: 1. CHANGES Father Robert McChesney, S.J., has a new assignment in the USA ; Father...
Following is the text of statement dated July 7 and issued by heads of the Churches and Christian communities in Jerusalem who express standing united in their commitment to safeguard the historical...
Please find below the new priests’ assignments in the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem for the year 2020-2021. These changes will take effect on August 15, 2020, unless something different is...
Following is the text of the message sent by Most Rev. Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo. Bishop and Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine, to Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader marking his 25th anniversary of...
Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader celebrated his silver jubilee of priesthood during the solemn thanksgiving Holy Mass he celebrated at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Our Lady of Peace Center in Amman on July...
This year 2020, and despite the difficulties and closures that the Holy Land went through because of the outbreak of COVID-19, the Diocese of Jerusalem was able to celebrate, with joy and...
The Rosary Sisters who serve in northern Jordan have held their annual spiritual retreat under the title, "The New Human Being and the Birth from Above". The annual spiritual sport, which is usually...
Graduation time in the Holy Land, also in this particular year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. After a long period spent at home, with students busy taking classes online, the institutes reopened...
On Sunday, June 28, the eve of the Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the Augustinians and Oblates of the Assumption invited, as is tradition, religious communities and a few faithful to come...
As tradition has it in the Holy Land, on Wednesday, July 1, the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated at the Basilica of the Agony in Gethsemane, just outside the...
Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader, parish priest of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Na'our and Director of the Catholic Center of Studies and Media(CCSM) in Amman, has received congratulatory cables from...
A three-day online training workshop titled, “Prevention and Control for COVID-19” concluded on June 27. The workshop, organized by Caritas Jordan on June 24-27, was held in cooperation with the...
On Saturday, June 27, 2020, the Catholic Church and the Jerusalem Diocese celebrated the priestly ordination of Beit Jala native Deacon Firas Abedrabbo. The celebration was presided over by Most Rev...
On Monday, June 29, on the day of the solemnity of St. Peter and St Paul, five deacons received the priestly ordination by the imposition of the hands of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa...
The World Council of Churches, World Communion of Reformed Churches, ACT Alliance and Lutheran World Federation have released an “Ecumenical Statement on the Planned Annexation of Occupied...