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

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Seminar: CCSM, ARDD discuss the role of media in spreading the culture of human rights.

Fr. Bader touched on religious freedom, and pointed out that His Majesty King Abdullah II had focused in one of his discussion papers on this freedom. He not only called it the freedom to practise religious rites, but rather the freedom of belief. He stressed that we in Jordan are among the distinguished countries in respecting religious rites, and it

December 16th, 2021|

Latin Patriarchate and CCAO employees extend Christmas greetings to Patriarch Pizzaballa

JERUSALEM - On Friday, December 10, 2021, the employees of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and the Coordinating Catholic Aid Organizations (CCAO) gathered around H.B Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, to convey their Christmas greetings as is customary every year, at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The Patriarch of Jerusalem greeted everyone present, delivering a speech in which he

December 16th, 2021|

A hope greater than the crisis.

Waiting for Christmas between Lebanon and Syria It is already dark when the plane’s wheels touch down on the runway. The queue at passport control is strangely very short. A few decorations remind me that here people are preparing for Christmas too. As soon as I step outside, however, I realise that I am faced with a completely new situation. “See

December 16th, 2021|

At Christmas Bethlehem is the children’s home.

Jesus was not born in a comfortable house, but in a cave. He was not warmed by a fire, but by the breath of the animals in the stable. For his cradle he had a manger. Salvation has very humble origins: Jesus was born in a condition of extreme hardship and sacrifice. Even today in Bethlehem, the city of the nativity

December 16th, 2021|

Church supporting the plight of displaced families in Syria.

In Damascus, the Sisters of Jesus and Mary help dozens of Christian families in difficulty. They were forced to flee the war and have taken refuge in the Syrian capital Damascus, where they live in extreme poverty and depend almost entirely on the support of the Church. Sister Antonietta is a young energetic nun with an ever-smiling face. She is

December 9th, 2021|

Looted Gilgamesh tablet returns to Iraq in formal ceremony.

BAGHDAD — A small clay tablet dating back 3,500 years and bearing a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh that was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago and recently recovered from the United States formally returned to Iraq on Tuesday. The $1.7 million cuneiform tablet, known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, is one of the world’s oldest surviving

December 9th, 2021|

Cardinal Zenari: Hope dying in Syria as world forgets our plight.

The Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, Cardinal Mario Zenari, calls on the international community to make a sign of good faith regarding economic sanctions, and laments the decline in the Syrian people’s hope as the world forgets the long-suffering people. Life on the streets of Damascus appears like that of any other large Middle Eastern capital: the streets fill up as

December 9th, 2021|

Latin Patriarchal Seminary of Beit Jala: opening of academic year 2021- 2022.

BEIT JALA - As in every year, the Latin Patriarchal Seminary of Beit Jala opens its new academic year with a slogan from the Bible. This year, the seminary chose a verse from the Gospel of Matthew: "Give them yourselves something to eat" (Mt 14: 16), which the seminary's priest formators founding fitting considering the pandemic-related closures and the financial and religious crises

December 9th, 2021|

Syrian refugees inspired by meeting with Pope Francis.

Pope Francis receives a group of young Syrian refugees who presented him with the gift of a T-shirt with an image and words representing their hope and trust in God. On Monday morning, the last day of his 35th Apostolic journey abroad, Pope Francis received nine young Syrian Christians in the Apostolic Nunciature in Athens. The young people, who are

December 9th, 2021|

Pope Francis’ visit to Cyprus: a call for unity and cooperation.

CYPRUS - On December 2, 2021, eleven years after the visit of Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis visited the island of Cyprus for a three-day stay. Located between Lebanon, Turkey and Syria, this small island of the Mediterranean Sea, mostly inhabited by Orthodox Christians, has been facing an unprecedented migrant crisis for several years. Cyprus, a EU member state with a

December 9th, 2021|