Holy Lands

Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan Fr. Rif'at Bader has received a student delegation from the University of Columbia led by Salvatore Vito Borgognone, consultant...
There is always a lot to mediate upon from the Lord Jesus’ words and actions; there are, furthermore, there are many things to learn in order to eventually try to live life according to His will, and...
The Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) which gathers 33 European Bishops’ Conferences paid a visit to Gaza on Sunday, January 14. The Council is represented by their Presidents, plus...
JERUSALEM – after Rev. Munib Younan retirement as bishop of the ELCJHL, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) consecrated and installed Rev. Sani Ibrahim Charlie “...
The parishioners of the Latin St. George the Martyr Church in Irbid, northern Jordan, led by its parish priest Suleiman Shobash as well as nuns and the believers, welcomed on Sunday, January 14,...
Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, on Saturday, January 13, paid a pastoral visit to the two Latin churches in the townships...
Catholic Churches in Jordan marked on Friday, January 12 the 18th Christian and national pilgrimage day to the Baptism Site which is located on the eastern bank of the River Jordan. This tradition...
Church and political leaders in the Middle East are intensifying efforts to combat U.S. President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and plans to move the U.S...
Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, has extended his best wishes to the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in...
Following is the meditation of the Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, for the Second Sunday of ordinary time, year B,...
Glowing tributes of the foundation that Bishop Younan established at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) matched the glow of friends, family, Jerusalem and...
Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Lina Annab and the heads of the Catholic Churches in...
Holy Land Co-ordination 2018 is scheduled to visit the Holy Land on January 13-18 with a specific focus on meeting young people from both Israel and Palestine. ***** Bishops from across Europe,...
Former Prime Minister Taher Masri has lauded the initiative titled, “Jerusalem is in your custodianship” which is designed to have a million signatures that ascertain the rightful Hashemite...
During the Advent season, the employees of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem rallied together to offer Christmas gifts to young children with disabilities who are in the care of the Sisters of the...
Two years ago, Wafaa Barakat came to the Center of Our Lady of Peace for her disabled son Samir. Finding a real family here at the Center, she came almost every day to voluntarily take care of the...
On Friday, January 5, in the place of the Nativity, the tunics and surplices of the Franciscans took the show. It has been two days since the news outlets had announced it: the storm was coming....
Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, Interior Minister Ghaleb Zu’bi on Saturday night, January 6, participated in the midnight Mass at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, as the Eastern...
The heads of the Churches in Jerusalem met on December 29 to exchange Christmas greetings. Dialogue with the Christian churches present in the Holy Land has been part of the mission of the Franciscan...
His Majesty King Abdullah on Saturday, December 6, received the Arab ministerial delegation tasked with following up on the implications of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...