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Bishop says the Christian influence in Jordan is still strong

Feb 10, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Jerusalem Bishop William Shomali, newly appointed to the Latin Patriarchate of Jordan, says that although Christians are a very small... Read more

A young child at the Sharia Refugee Camp in Dohuk Iraq.

To welcome refugees is a witness of the resurrection, Pope says

Aug 6, 2015

By Elise Harris

On the first anniversary of the arrival of Iraqi refugees in Jordan, Pope Francis sent a letter thanking the country... Read more

After pilot's heinous execution, Jordan's Christians pray for religious harmony

Feb 4, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Christians in Jordan have responded to the Islamic State's gruesome execution of a captured Jordanian pilot with sorrow, calling for... Read more

Imad Ibraheem Daood with his wife Sajida and their four children, in a refugee center in Amman.

In refugee limbo, Iraqi Christians keep the faith

Dec 29, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Threatened by forced conversion or death at the hands of the Islamic State, many Iraqi Christians have had to flee... Read more

The hands of a Syrian woman now living as a refugee in Jordan, Oct. 27, 2014.

Syrian refugees pursue education for their children, in hope for the future

Nov 30, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Refugees of the Syrian civil war say their new life has many burdens, but they hope that education for their... Read more

A young Syrian refugee at school in Ramtha, Jordan.

As winter looms, Syrian refugees now fear 'dire' shortfalls in aid

Nov 16, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Refugees who have fled violence in Syria and Iraq may face further significant problems in meeting their basic needs if... Read more

Syrian refugees who have settled in Qaa, a village in Lebanon's Bekaa province.

Refugees, displaced take center stage at Middle East consistory

Oct 22, 2014

By Elise Harris

At Monday's consistory on the Middle East, patriarchs gathered to discuss the threats facing local Christians, and focused on the... Read more

King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Appeal for solidarity marks Jordan’s role in Middle East dialogue

May 17, 2014

An appeal issued jointly Wednesday by Vatican and Jordanian officials marks the nations’ friendship and common commitment to foster peace... Read more


Migrants in Holy Land look forward to papal visit

Apr 9, 2014

Migrant workers in the Holy Land are eagerly awaiting Pope Francis' pilgrimage to Palestine, Israel and Jordan next month, and... Read more