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Jordan- King: Jerusalem is a red line, my position on it is unwavering and all my people are with me.

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday reiterated his stand on the Palestinian issue, stressing “my position on Jerusalem is unwavering”. “To me, Jerusalem is a red line, and all my people are with me,” King Abdullah said.  “We in Jordan have a historical duty towards Jerusalem and its holy sites,” the King told dignitaries of  Zarqa Governorate. During

March 21st, 2019|

Catholic Prelates Aghast At ‘unspeakable’ Suffering in Syria.

Catholic prelates in Syria, accompanied by Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis, visited the eastern Ghouta region outside of Damascus and saw "unspeakable suffering". "In every face, mostly the children" was a "very confused" expression, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan said. The visit was part of the annual session of the Council of Heads of

March 21st, 2019|

Pope in Morocco: Highlighting Catholic-Muslim ‘dialogue of solidarity’.

ROME - Pope Francis wanted to go to Morocco in December to draw attention to the need for international cooperation in assisting migrants and in alleviating the situations that force people to seek a better life outside their homeland. Protocol dictated that he could not fly to Marrakech just for the United Nations meeting on migration, so instead migrants will

March 21st, 2019|

After eight years of war, ACN continues to support Syria’s Christians with vital aid.

MARCH 15, 2019 marked the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the civil war in Syria. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is marking the occasion by highlighting the ongoing emergency situation in the country—especially the plight of the 127,185 Christian families registered in Syria, according to ACN data. The Syrian civil war has caused the greatest humanitarian catastrophe

March 20th, 2019|

Lost biblical fortress of Machaerus restored after 50 years of excavations.

AMMAN — Prior to 1968, the hilltop of Machaerus, overlooking the Dead Sea near Mount Nebo was an untouched “virgin” site, according to Hungarian archaeologist Gyozo Voros. Speaking at the “Book Launch and Public Lecture Machaerus III” event at American Centre of Oriental Research on Wednesday, Voros said that 50 years of excavation had finally uncovered a mountain of evidence

March 20th, 2019|

The Egyptian government “legalizes” 156 Christian churches.

There are now 783 ecclesiastical buildings that have received legal status after the passage of the 2016 law that governs the construction of churches. Cairo - The Egyptian government has regularized the situation of another 156 Christian churches and related buildings. The 156 ecclesiastical buildings approved last week by the government bring to 783 the total number of ecclesiastical buildings

March 20th, 2019|

Sami El-Yousef, CEO of LPJ, reflects on successful youth employment program in Gaza.

The main purpose of my two-day visit to Gaza was to check on the youth employment program, which was launched in October 2018 with funding from the German Lieutenancy of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. As we were approaching the halfway mark of this year-long training and employment program for the benefit of 20 unemployed Christian youth

March 19th, 2019|

NEW ZEALAND – Massacre in the mosques, the local Church: “Horrible act. In society there is peaceful coexistence”.

Christchurch  - "It is a horrible act, to be strongly condemned. It is something really unexpected for our quiet community in Christchurch. We are shocked, like the whole nation. We express all our solidarity with the families affected and the Islamic community. Let us entrust to God the broken lives and suffering caused by the massacre of innocents": with these

March 18th, 2019|

El Hassan bin Talal ” A time for solidarity”.

Words cannot express adequately the pain and anguish I feel at Fridays’ heinous attacks in New Zealand. I share the anguish of my fellow Muslims at those who have orchestrated such diabolical carnage in a place of prayer. As a husband, a father and a grandfather, I can only imagine the pain and suffering felt by the families affected by

March 18th, 2019|

Catholic leaders from all around the world respond to New Zealand tragedy

Catholic leaders from all around the world are responding to the tragic shooting in Christchurch New Zealand that killed 52 people, showing solidarity and closeness to the Muslim community. Whether through social media or through statements released by their relative Bishops’ Conferences, Catholic leaders worldwide have been sending out messages of prayer, solidarity and concern for the Muslim community of

March 18th, 2019|