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Latest News – Holy Land News 2017-02-17T14:17:42+00:00

Caritas Jordan, schools of Greek Orthodox Patriarchate sign partnership agreement.

Caritas Jordan and the Administration of the schools of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate signed a partnership agreement on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. The agreement aims at supporting the educational process for about 1,100 male and female Syrian refugee students enrolled in public schools through six Greek Orthodox schools in Madaba, Zarqa, Irbid, Fuheis, Salt and Anjara. This agreement is part

February 13th, 2020|

Mideast Patriarchs Tell Pope They’re Concerned About Christian Survival.

BEIRUT -- In a private meeting with Pope Francis, Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East had an opportunity to sound the alarm regarding the survival of Christians in the region as a result of persecution, extremism, economic insecurity and immigration to the West. They provided Pope Francis with an overview of the general conditions of their countries and regions --

February 13th, 2020|

Church Leaders Concerned for Christianity’s Future in Iraq.

Christians in Iraq are continuing to flee the country even though the violence has slowed. According to The Christian Post, families are choosing to leave the country that they say is becoming a "land of militias." "They feel there is no peace, law or justice here in Baghdad, and that our country has become a land of militias," the parish

February 13th, 2020|

Basilica of Holy Sepulcher: floor mapping has started in preparation for restoration.

JERUSALEM – The mapping of the floor of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher began a few days ago. The work is conducted by the Foundation Centre for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage La Venaria Reale (Center for Conservation and Restoration), in Turin, and the Department of Antiquity Sciences of La Sapienza University in Rome. The commitment of

February 13th, 2020|

Chaldean patriarchate hope snow in Baghdad may purify Iraqis’ hearts.

Baghdadis found a white mantle over their city, joyfully welcoming the unusual weather phenomenon at a time of protests and violence. in her message, the Iraqi Church expressed hope that this might usher in good relations, peace, stability, reconstruction and progress. Baghdad – This morning, Baghdad woke up under a blanket of snow, a very unusual thing for the Iraqi

February 13th, 2020|

Archbishop Samir Nassar: ‘Syria – Living an Anticipated Lenten Fast’.

According to Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus, the continuity of the humanitarian aid projects within the country is in danger The economic situation in Syria is growing worse. “The present crisis, which is different to what we experienced during the days of the war, has compelled the people to live a sort of anticipated Lenten fast. Simply managing to

February 12th, 2020|

Jordanian media delegation participates in Abu Dhabi Human Fraternity Conference.

In commemoration of the first anniversary of the signing of the Document on Human Fraternity, signed by His Holiness Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmad al-Tayyib, a Jordanian media delegation participated in the Arab Media Convention which was held on February 3 in Abu Dhabi and organized by the Muslim Council of Elders. The Jordanian delegation included

February 12th, 2020|

Where Is the World for the Palestinians?

The Trump administration's peace plan for Israel and Palestine embodies none of the ingredients of successful conflict resolution, including talking and listening, accommodation of core interests, and a compromise solution that the majority can support. It reads, not surprisingly, more like a real-estate transaction. AMMAN – It should come as no surprise that the proposed US peace agreement between Israel

February 12th, 2020|

Stone by stone. The mapping of the floor of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre.

The "stone by stone" mapping of the floor of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre has begun. Every day hundreds of pilgrims visit the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. Over the centuries, millions of people from all over the world have walked on these stones. Arch. Andrea Caligaris Caligaris architects "I'm an architect and right now I'm drawing the stones, stone

February 12th, 2020|

Fr. Gabriel Romanelli, Parish Priest of Holy Family, talks about Christian community in Gaza.

GAZA – In Gaza, during the recent pastoral visit of Archbishop Pizzaballa, the Media Office of the Latin Patriarchate interviewed Fr. Gabriel Romanelli, IVE, parish priest for about two months of the Holy Family Church. He spoke with us about the condition of the small local Catholic community. Good day, Father Gabriel. How long have you been here in Gaza?

February 12th, 2020|