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At the Iraqi Site of Assur, Ancient History Stands at Risk of Destruction.

In its time, the Assyrian capital faced waves of invasions and abandonment. Now a small team of archaeologists are protecting it from more modern threats. On the west bank of the Tigris, less than a mile downriver from the town of Sherqat in northern Iraq, a wedge-shaped rocky outcrop presses the blue ribbon of the Tigris into a sharp southward

January 21st, 2022|

Here’s why Syria is part of the Holy Land.

Did you know that Syria,as well as Lebanon,are considered part of that area of the Middle East known as the Holy Land? In fact, some of the most important events recounted in the Bible, do not take place only in the most famous places such as Jerusalem and Bethlehem or Nazareth, but also in neighboring regions including present-day Syria and Lebanon. In Syria

January 21st, 2022|

Fr. Patton: Holy Land is where Christians live in concrete unity.

The Custos of the Holy Land, Fr. Francesco Patton, describes the Pope’s audience with The Holy Land Review, and affirms that local Christians of various confessions seek to live in concrete unity. “I would dare to say that the Holy Land is the place where Christian communities are closest to unity. I would say that in the Holy Land we

January 21st, 2022|

Pope Francis: The story of the Holy Land is the ‘Fifth Gospel’.

Pope Francis has urged journalists in the Middle East to keep telling stories from the Holy Land, calling it the “Fifth Gospel.” “Making the Holy Land known means transmitting the ‘Fifth Gospel,’ that is, the historical environment and geographical area in which the Word of God was revealed and then made flesh in Jesus of Nazareth, for us and for

January 21st, 2022|

SYRIA – International Conference of Religions in the north-east of the country.

Qamishli  - In the Syrian city of Amudah, near the border with Turkey and 30 kilometers from Qamishli, the First International Conference of Religions and Beliefs in Mesopotamia was held on January 10-11, bringing together Muslim, Christian, Yazidi and Alawite scholars and conference participants from Syria and other countries. "Based on the two-day speeches and debates", Abdul Rahman Badrakhan, a

January 21st, 2022|

Egyptian parliament to approve new law on status of Christians.

Egypt's parliament is set to approve new legislation drafted in collaboration with local Christian Churches regarding on the personal legal status of Christians in the country. A long-awaited law on the personal legal status of Christians in Egypt is expected to be approved soon by the Egyptian Parliament. According to a member of the parliamentary legislative committee, the draft law

January 21st, 2022|

Jordan: Catholic Churches mark 22nd annual pilgrimage to the Baptism Site.

JORDAN - On Friday, January 14, the Catholic Churches in Jordan marked the 22nd annual national and Christian pilgrimage to the Baptism Site during which Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa celebrated a festive Holy Mass at the Church of the Baptism of Christ. During a press conference organized by the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), prior to the religious

January 21st, 2022|

EGYPT – Pope Tawadros: for Copts there is no longer any “ban” on visiting Jerusalem.

Cairo  – The Coptic Christians of Egypt who go on pilgrimage to Jerusalem do not contravene any provision of the ecclesiastical authority. The prescriptions laid down in the past by the leaders of the Coptic hierarchy, which in the historical context marked by the Arab-Israeli conflict had given instructions to its faithful not to go to the Holy City, are

January 21st, 2022|

Astonishing updates from Aleppo.

The shadow of poverty and the light of Mary. The Witness of Father Ibrahim “The situation in the city of Aleppo is plummeting every day, and casts a shadow over the daily lives of poor people who are out of breath after more than ten years of what is called ‘the Syrian crisis’. Electricity comes only four hours a day,

January 21st, 2022|