Posts Tagged ‘Jordan’

UK church leaders criticise Israeli government plans for West Bank

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Two UK church leaders have written to the Israeli Ambassador and the British Prime Minister, criticising Israel’s government’s proposed plan to annex Palestinian land this year. The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, both oppose Israel’s plans for Israeli armed forces to unilaterally annex parts of the West Read more

Iraqi Christian refugees’ situation critical and dangerous

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Iraqi Christian refugees’ situation is “critical and dangerous”, according to Jordanian priest, Fr. Khalil Jaar. He says their situation will deteriorate as access to international aid tightens. “This is now the third year of displacement for the Iraqi Christians. It’s very tough. Donations are becoming less, while global attention is waning,” Ra’ed Bahou, regional director Read more

Memorial Sanctuary of Moses – where he saw Promised Land reopens

Friday, October 21st, 2016

The Memorial Sanctuary on Mount Nebo, where  Moses saw the Promised Land before his death, has reopened. The site has been closed for a decade  so it could be renovated. Speaking for Pope Francis at the reopening, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, said the site’s religious art shows the way people “celebrate their faith and leave a Read more

Flash flood uncovers earliest Christian writings

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The possession of possibly the earliest Christian writings in existence is being disputed. Apparently only discovered around six years ago, these books have the potential to change the fundamental understandings of Christianity. The group of 70 or so books, with between 5 and 15 lead leaves bound by lead rings were located inside a northern Jordanian cave sometime Read more