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The Massacre of the Innocents ordered by Herod remembered in Bethlehem.

No pain is as upsetting and puts to the test our human sensitivity and our faith as innocent pain. It is humanly unsustainable. The Holy Scriptures and the faith of the Church, however, ensure that no tear is shed without it having a priceless value in the eyes of God. The blood of the children killed in Judea by the

December 30th, 2021|

Prime Minister Khasawneh conveys well wishes marking Christmas, new year celebrations.

Prime Minister Dr. Bisher Khasawneh, has conveyed well wishes to Jordan's Christians on the advent of Christmas and the new year 2022. During his visit to the Latin Diocese on Sunday, December 26, in the presence of a number of ministers and Jordan's Church heads, the prime minister affirmed the Hashemite leadership’s pride in the central and pivotal role played

December 30th, 2021|

Bishop Shomali:’The Hashemite custodianship of sanctities safeguards the rights of Arabs, Muslims’.

Bishop Shomali pleaded with God to protect His Majesty the King who serves as the fatter and the leader of the homeland so that Jordan would remain a safe haven to its people in the first place and the forcibly displaced people as well. Jordanian daily Ad-Dustour has interviewed former Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali who still

December 30th, 2021|

Christmas Message 2021 – Br. Francesco Patton, ofm, Custos of the Holy Land.

"Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed for Egypt." (Mt 2:14) For the second consecutive year, here in Bethlehem, families are suffering the serious economic consequences of the Covid 19 pandemic. They are families in which the parents just like Saint Joseph and Mary his wife try to do everything possible to take care

December 30th, 2021|

A Christmas eve: “A Hundred Years in the Land of Baptism”.

Within the framework of Jordan's centenary celebrations, the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Tal' Al-Ali, Amman, held a Christmas eve under the patronage of Minister of Culture Ms. Haifa Najjar on Wednesday December 23 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Na'our.   In an address at the ceremony, Ms. Najjar said that the Jordanian centenary would have

December 30th, 2021|

Times of joy and celebration in Bethlehem for Christmas 2021.

BETHLEHEM – Despite the absence of pilgrims during the end of the year due to health restrictions, a spirit of celebration and joy have illuminated this Christmas of 2021, marked by the presence of many local Christians who came to attend the celebrations. It all started with the scouts' parade. Dressed in their best uniforms, they made the streets of

December 30th, 2021|

HOLY LAND – Israel responds to the Heads of Churches: your accusations are baseless and risk fueling violence.

Jerusalem  - The accusations made by Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches of the Holy Land regarding factors that threaten the presence of Christians in the land of Jesus "are baseless and distort the reality of the Christian community in Israel". Thus the spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry Lior Haiat responded to the pronouncement released in mid-December by high

December 30th, 2021|

Jerusalem and West Bank Christian Palestinian Populations Shrinking while Christian Community in Israel Proper Grows Slightly.

Recent comments by the Archbishop of Canterbury point to the disparities between Palestinian Christians living in the Holy Land and those living in Israel proper. This article points to a semantic issue that has arisen between Israeli census counters and Christian leaders that clouds the problem of how many Christians are leaving the Holy Land to greener pastures. Christian Palestinians

December 30th, 2021|