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With MECC’s help, twenty women are raising health awareness in Damascus and its rural areas

With the aim of spreading health education among the largest possible number of society members, the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) organized a training session about health awareness, in which twenty women participated in Damascus and Rural Damascus. During the six days training, the participants learned about the most viral diseases in society, their causes, treatment and precautions to

October 15th, 2020|

Middle East Council of Churches organizes a training session for teachers in Damascus

MECC implemented a training for 45 teachers and institute directors in Damascus, entitled “child protection”. This training aims to improve the teachers’ capacities to deal with children through a better understanding of their emotions and thoughts depending on their age. In addition to raising awareness of wrong and common behavior with kids. The three-day training included many issues such as

October 15th, 2020|

JORDAN – Prince Hassan Bin Talal: the encyclical “Fratelli tutti” also applies to the Middle East.

Amman - Today, especially in the Middle East, the cradle of the three Abrahamic religions, one feels the need for a new "Social Charter" that supports the vulnerable and shows everyone the path to universal solidarity. The Encyclical "Fratelli tutti", signed by Pope Francis on October 3 in Assisi in front of the tomb of St. Francis, responds to this

October 15th, 2020|

16 Franciscan friars profess vows in Jerusalem.

JERUSALEM - The friars who pronounced the solemn profession on Sunday, October 11, 2020, in Jerusalem come from nine different countries: Congo Kinshasa, Congo Brazzaville, Italy, Syria, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and South Africa. The sixteen Franciscans made their vows to God to live for the rest of their lives in obedience, without owning anything of their own and in chastity, according to the Rule of

October 15th, 2020|

Parish sisterhood and how a Lieutenancy can support the Holy Land in its diocese.

HOLLISTON/ BEIT SAHOUR - About two years ago, St. Mary’s Parish in Holliston, Massachusetts USA began planning its 150th Anniversary. Parishioners stressed that the anniversary should be more than a celebration of their past and wanted it to be an opportunity to reach out to others in new ways. The Parish priest of St. Mary’s, Fr. Mark J. Coiro, proposed

October 15th, 2020|

Bethlehem University Celebrates Mass of the Holy Spirit.

As we begin each academic year at Bethlehem University, we celebrate the graciousness of God through the Mass of the Holy Spirit. This year, Bethlehem University celebrated the Mass on Thursday, 8 October 2020, under different circumstances as we strictly adhered to COVID-19 protocols, and the safety measures. The Mass was held in the University’s Chapel of the Divine Child,

October 15th, 2020|

Social Service Department of Latin Patriarchate accompanies individuals through COVID-19 pandemic.

JERUSALEM - The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem works toward supporting the Living Stones, on the spiritual, material, human and societal levels. Its mission seeks to adopt many means to achieve this goal. Various projects in building churches, schools, homes for the elderly, job creation, medicine fund, and many others have served this aim. Through its Social Service Department, the Latin

October 8th, 2020|

Religious Family of Incarnate Word celebrates 25th anniversary of apostolic work in Holy Land.

HOLY LAND - On October 1, 2020, the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word celebrated the 25th anniversary of its apostolic work and presence in the Holy Land and the Middle East. On this occasion, the congregation prepared a video, in Spanish, that shows important stages in its life and mission. Nowadays, the congregation serves through its communities in a number

October 8th, 2020|