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Pope names new envoy to Israel, Palestine.

ROME — Pope Francis named Archbishop Adolfo Yllana to be apostolic nuncio to Israel and to Cyprus and apostolic delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine. The Vatican announced June 3 the transfer of the 73-year-old native of the Philippines, who had been nuncio to Australia since 2015. In the Middle East, Archbishop Yllana will succeed Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, who was named

June 9th, 2021|

Pope Francis’s commitment to a ‘free and plural’ Lebanon.

With the ecumenical meetings on July 1st in the Vatican, the pontiff intends to entrust Christians with a role of stability for the country. Political wills must be united and placed at the service of the nation. Nunzio Spiteri: his concern for Lebanon is hidden in the pope's words. Experience of coexistence that must remain free. Beirut (AsiaNews) – The

June 9th, 2021|

Vatican summit a ‘source of hope’ for Lebanese Christians.

ROME – Catholic charities in Lebanon are applauding Pope Francis decision to invite the country’s Christian leaders to the Vatican on July 1 to pray for peace and stability in the country. “It’s a very positive thing,” said Father Michel Abboud, president of Caritas Lebanon. “The pope is always thinking about Lebanon, refusing to leave us alone, refusing to leave

June 9th, 2021|

Amman Municipality extends profound apology over the issued statement.

The statement issued by Amman Municipality is a major mistake that does not represent the municipality, which in turn, offers its profound apology to all Jordanians regarding this statement and its content." On Saturday, June 5, a meeting was held at the Greek Orthodox Vicariate in Amman to discuss the statement that has been issued by the Amman Municipality which

June 9th, 2021|

Patriarch Pizzaballa on Corpus Christi: “The Eucharist is the habitual way of life”.

JERUSALEM – On Thursday, June 3, 2021, Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, presided over the Holy Mass on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, which is celebrated annually on the Thursday after Holy Trinity Sunday, in solemn commemoration of the reality of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist.   The Feast, which is also known as the

June 9th, 2021|

Friendship day held at the Abbey of Saint Mary of the Resurrection of Abu Gosh.

ABU GOSH - Thanks to the fraternal welcome of the Benedictines of Abu Gosh, the Religious Communities came in large numbers to display their work and participate in this day of friendship, which was dedicated to them. Very affected morally and financially by the absence of pilgrims for over a year, these communities have benefited from the invaluable help of

June 9th, 2021|

Jordan: Latin Patriarchate priests hold their first “physical” meeting following a lapse of one-and-a half years.

On Tuesday, June 8, the Latin Patriarchate clergy in Jordan held their first "physical" meeting in the Latin Vicariate at Mary of Nazareth Church in Sweifieh, Western Amman. At the outset of the meeting, the clergy had an hour of prostration before the Holy Communion in the presence Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan

June 9th, 2021|

Middle East Council of Churches: The Amman Incident and the Consolidated Society.

Press Release: Following the resentment that spread among the Christian community in Amman with the Governorate of the Capital removing a sign bearing a verse from the Bible, the Middle East Council of Churches issued the following statement: The proclamations of His Excellency Mr. Yousef Al-Shawarbeh, Mayor of Amman and former minister, and the answer and explanation of His Excellency

June 9th, 2021|

EGYPT – Christians and Muslims on pilgrimage to the Monastery of Jabal al Tayr to celebrate the birth of the Virgin Mary.

Samalut (Agenzia Fides) - While respecting the provisions in force to combat Covid-19, this year a large number of Egyptians, both Coptic Christians and Muslims, have been able to arrive at the Marian monastery of Jabal al Tayr, in the Coptic Orthodox diocese of Samalut, Minya province, to participate. in the week of festivities and celebrations in memory of the

June 9th, 2021|

Heads of Churches explain situation in Jordan to French parliamentary delegation.

On Tuesday, June 1, the heads of churches in Jordan met with a French parliamentary delegation at the hall of St. Mary of Nazareth Church in Sweifieh, Western Amman. The guest delegation consisted of parliamentarians Sandra Boyle, Gwendal Rouillard, Emilia Lacraffey, Bruno Juncourt and Aurelie Perello in addition to French Ambassador in Amman Véronique Vouland-Aneini. During the meeting, the French

June 4th, 2021|