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Abp Pizzaballa on his first pastoral visit to Jordan as Latin Patriarch.

The new Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem undertakes his first pastoral visit to Jordan. The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, OFM, is in Jordan for a two weeks' pastoral and official visit which is his first one since his appointment as head of the Latin Church in the Holy Land on October 24. Pilgrimage On January 9, two days

January 15th, 2021|

Vatican publishes COVID-19 guidelines about distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday 2021.

VATICAN - On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments published a note containing guidelines for priests on how to distribute ashes during Ash Wednesday that falls on February 17, 2021. Note On Ash Wednesday Distribution of Ashes in Time of Pandemic The  Priest

January 15th, 2021|

Amman: Patriarch Pizzaballa visits several Latin Patriarchate institutions.

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem His Beatitude Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa met on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, with the priests of the Latin Patriarchate who work at the Latin ecclesiastical Court in the Kingdom. This is the first meeting of Patriarch Pizzaballa in his capacity as supreme head of the ecclesiastical judiciary with the ecclesiastical judge in Amman. President of the Latin

January 15th, 2021|

Patriarch Pizzaballa highly values Hashemite custodianship of sanctities.

Patriarch Pizzaballa underlined the importance of the Hashemite custodianship of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem. He also highly valued the efforts exerted by Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, as well as his role in preserving and defending the city and its sanctities in various forums. On Wednesday, January 13, Senate President Faisal Al

January 15th, 2021|

End of Year Reflections from the Holy Land, Merry Christmas.

This year will certainly go down in history as a truly historic year, one that disrupted life as we knew it around the globe due to the Covid-19 pandemic and forced on all of us a new normal, the parameters of which are still in the making. It was the year of shutdowns that brought economies around the world to

January 14th, 2021|

Mosul a sign that Christians and Muslims can cooperate in Iraq.

ROSARIO, Argentina — Dominican Father Olivier Poquillon is currently working in Mosul, Iraq, after serving as the General Secretary of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU (COMECE). It wasn’t his first time in the country: He taught at the state university in Mosul from 2003-2004, shortly after the U.S. invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. “When I was

January 13th, 2021|

EGYPT – Refusal of the word persecution to qualify the situation in Egypt on the part of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch

Cairo - "When I meet the leaders of the world, they always ask me questions about the persecution that is affecting us in Egypt, and I answer that there is no persecution, clearly rejecting this expression to qualify our condition in our country". This is how Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II described his reaction to foreign representatives - including political

January 13th, 2021|

Heads of Local Churches present Christmas greetings at Greek Orthodox Patriarchate.

JERUSALEM – On Monday January 9, 2017, and in the days following the Christmas celebration according to the Julian calendar, the Heads of Local Churches visited the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem to convey their Christmas greetings. Departing from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and walking behind the Kawas, Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate, accompanied by

January 13th, 2021|

King Abdullah II congratulates Patriarch Pizzaballa on appointment as Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.

JORDAN - His Majesty King Abdullah, the Hashemite Custodian of the holy sites in Jerusalem, on Sunday, January 10, 2021, congratulated His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa on his appointment as the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, wishing him success. During a teleconference meeting, King Abdullah highlighted the important role of the Latin Patriarchate and other churches in Jerusalem in bolstering the unity

January 13th, 2021|