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Card Sako: a new bishop in Mosul, a source of hope for Christians and Muslims.

On 18 January, the cardinal presides over the episcopal ordination of Fr. Najib Mikhael Moussa, Archbishop of Mosul and Fr. Robert Jarjis, auxiliary in Baghdad. The Muslims are happy for the return of "a Christian leader." Reconciliation, trust and reconstruction the challenges to be faced: the meeting with Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister and the common concern for the embargo.

January 18th, 2019|

Visiting bishops see ‘incomprehensible complexity’ of Holy Land situation.

JERUSALEM (CNS) — Visiting with Christian communities in northern Israel and the northern Palestinian Territories has helped bishops participating in the annual Holy Land Coordination see “the great need” to promote an understanding between Israelis and Palestinians, said Bishop Noel Treanor of Down and Connor, Ireland. “There is … a need to devise ways for both people to understand that,

January 18th, 2019|

Bishops of Holy Land Coordination release statement after their visit to Israel and Palestine.

STATEMENT – The Holy Land Coordination stands in solidarity with all Christians in Israel and Palestine. Our ongoing advocacy for a just peace is informed by an annual pilgrimage to meet with our sisters and brothers, listen to them, and witness the challenges they face. This year our focus has been those Christians who live in the state of Israel.

January 18th, 2019|

France Pledges 1 Billion Euros in Aid to Rebuild Iraq.

France is committing $1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) to help Iraq rebuild after its war against the Islamic State group, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday. Le Drian was in Baghdad on a busy day that also saw Iraq's top officials receiving King Abdullah II of Jordan. The French diplomat said the aid would go to rebuilding Iraq's most

January 16th, 2019|

Faithful from Jordan and Palestine celebrate Christ Baptism at the baptismal site.

JORDAN – On Friday, January 11,  2019, the Catholic Churches in Jordan celebrated the national and Christian pilgrimage to the Baptism Site of Lord Jesus Christ, east of the Jordan River, for the 19th consecutive year with believers and pilgrims streaming to the holy site which was opened in 2000. Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Apostolic Administrator of the

January 16th, 2019|

Holy Land Coordination on its annual visit to the Holy Land.

HOLY LAND – Bishops of the Holy Land Coordination have arrived in the Holy Land making their annual visit in support of Christians, which is taking place from January 11- 17. This year, they are focusing on the theme: “Christians in the Holy Land: Challenges and Opportunities.” The Holy Land Coordination is made up of Bishops from across Europe, North

January 16th, 2019|

The River Jordan, cherished by all Churches.

Steeples of all denominations rise from the ground in Bethany, Jordan, on the east bank of the river where Christ is said to have been baptized. The child’s eyes, staring above the baptistry, open wide in surprise as the droplets of cold water trickle down onto his forehead. In this late morning marked by the stifling summer heat, little Omar

January 14th, 2019|

Youth of Jesus’ Homeland prepares to participate in World Youth Day in Panama.

RAMALLAH – The Youth of Jesus’ Homeland concluded their preparatory meetings in the Holy Family Parish in Ramallah, on Friday, January 11, 2019, for the World Youth Days in Panama which will start on January 22 until February 6, 2019. 43 participants had met several times in 2018, where Fr. Bashar Fawadleh, youth director for Palestine and the preparatory committee,

January 14th, 2019|

Jerusalem’s Patriarchs and Heads of Churches condemn insulting images of Christian faith at Haifa Museum of Art.

STATEMENT – We, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, strongly condemn the irresponsible and provocative images that were displayed at the Haifa Museum of Art which is under the patronage of the Haifa Municipality. The Haifa Museum of Art allowed an exhibition that aimed to criticize ‘consumerism’ within the Israeli society. The content of this exhibition includes insulting images of

January 14th, 2019|