“Let us work together to replace despair with HOPE, fear with human SECURITY and humiliation with DIGNITY”

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Fr. Bader: Jordan can set a model to the world for common living.

Jordan can set a model to the world for common living despite religious variations, said Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader. "People are scared of terrorism not only in the Middle East, but also in the entire world. What is needed are wise religious and political leaders. But if these

September 9th, 2019|

Bishop William Shomali receives Hungarian Decoration.

JORDAN – On the occasion of Hungary’s national day of the feast of King St.Stephen on August 20, the country’s President, János Áder awarded Bishop William Shomali, Latin Patriarchal Vicar in Jordan, with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary. The state decoration was conferred last Thursday, September 5, by Ambassador Csaba Czibere in a special ceremony

September 9th, 2019|

Justice and Peace Commission releases book on Christian Palestinian identity and Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

JERUSALEM – The Justice and Peace Commission released a new book, in Arabic and English, entitled “Is Peace Possible? Christian Palestinians speak”. The book contains a compelling collection of articles and declarations from Jerusalem that provides an in-depth understanding of who the Christian Palestinians are today as well as an original viewpoint on the Israel/Palestine conflict, emerging from the Christian

September 9th, 2019|

MIDDLE EAST – Inauguration of the new website of the Middle East Council of Churches.

Beirut  - " Throughout the confrontations of our times, remain the signs of hope. Indeed, we, Churches, communities and believers, men and women, we see hope and life making their way among humans and societies". With these words, the MECC (Middle East Council of Churches) Secretary General Dr. Souraya Bechealany introduced the presentation of the new Website of that intra-ecclesial

September 4th, 2019|

New Christian education room in use at Latin Patriarchate school in Aboud .

ABOUD – In March 2019, the Latin Patriarchate school of Aboud rehabilitated a room for educational purposes of its pupils and parishioners. Aboud is a village in the West Bank about twenty kilometers northwest of Ramallah. The town is home to many traces of Roman Era settlements as well as Byzantine or crossed churches. In 1910, a school with two

September 4th, 2019|

How can you be great?

How can you be great? You are great if you are aware that God created you great, and you try to imitate God. Saint Paul said:"As God's dear children, imitate God" (Eph 5: 1). Jesus also said: “You must therefore set no bounds to your love, just as your heavenly father sets none to his" (Mt 5: 48). God created

September 2nd, 2019|

Saving Dead Sea a global responsibility.

Experts are sounding the alarm yet again about the fate of the Dead Sea, and warn that at the current rate of its water depletion and receding shorelines, the Dead Sea will become dead for all intents and purposes in three to four decades. Despite the repeated warnings about the Dead Sea and its imminent demise and disappearance, the stakeholders

August 21st, 2019|

Bishop Shomali: “Mercy must spread and light all parts of Earth”.

Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali took part in the Second Conference of Divine Mercy in the Middle East, opened by Maronite Patriarch Bishsara Rahi, which convened in Lebanon on August 15-18. The conference titled, “Send Me Holding the Treasures of Your Mercy” was attended by Arab, Asian, and European delegations. In an exclusive statement to en.anouna.org website,

August 21st, 2019|

Caritas Jordan launches a campaign in support of needy students.

Caritas Jordan has launched a widespread campaign to support poor students. The campaign is designed to provide financial aid to students and their families who are burdened with tuition fees. This campaign coincides with the start of the new school year where, according to school regulations, school fees have to be settled for the previous school year and the new

August 21st, 2019|

Aleppo pastor talks about building hope in a crescendo of violence.

Syrian government forces continue their march towards Idlib. Rebels and jihadis are waiting for reinforcements from Turkey. Fr Ibrahim talks about the “sound of rockets” that fall every day and risk sparking a new exodus in a country at a breaking point. The Pope's letter to Assad shows "the concern of father". Aleppo (AsiaNews) – The situation is once again "very

August 21st, 2019|