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Mount Nebo, thousands of faithful and pilgrims flock to reopening of Moses Memorial

Amman – Jordan’s  Memorial of Moses on Mount Nebo is being reopened and visitors will return to admire some of the most beautiful mosaics in the Hashemite kingdom, along with the basilica that contains them.

October 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

1,000 Coptic Christians Rescued From Persecution, Hungary Claims

One thousand Coptic Christians have been covertly relocated from Egypt to Hungary to flee increasing levels of persecution, according to government officials. But human rights groups, the Hungarian media and even a few Coptic leaders

September 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Hattar’s murder: Apostolic Administrator Pizzaballa’s condolences to the writer’s family

Amman - The first official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM, the new Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, will take place in a simple form, maintaining the religious

September 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Chaldean Patriarch Sako at the Synod: digital culture aggravates our spiritual crisis

Erbil - The pastoral, administrative and financial affairs of the Chaldean Church is full of "shades", and among them there is the focus on self-interest which indicate how "the motivational and spiritual crisis has been

September 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Saudi Arabia deports Christians for celebrating Assumption of Our Lady

Saudi Arabia has deported 27 Lebanese Maronite Christians, including women and children, for celebrating the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in their home. Saudi Arabian authorities justified the deportation by claiming the Christians

September 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

The Latin Vicariate denounces the unjustified assassination of writer Nahed Hattar

A gunman shot dead prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside a court in Amman on Sunday, September 25. Hattar was struck by three bullets before the unidentified assailant was arrested, Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

September 28th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Interfaith leaders committed to peace at Assisi summit

Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Buddhist religious leaders applauded the “Spirit of Assisi” in interreligious meetings launched by Pope St. John Paul II thirty years ago in the Italian hill town.  At the conclusion of a

September 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Pope Francis meets with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Pope Francis on Thursday welcomed the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan. Abu Dhabi is one of seven emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates (UAE). At the end of

September 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Knights of Columbus: “The next US president must aid persecuted Christians”

Washington D.C., Sep 12, 2016 - Christians can’t be second-class citizens if they are to remain in the Middle East, and the next United States administration will need to stand up for their rights, the head

September 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Middle East Council of Churches Reconvenes

amman, 6 september 2016 – leaders and delegates from the member churches that constitute the four families of the middle east council of churches (mecc) gathered in amman, jordan for its 11th general assembly. the four families

September 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |