KING OF JORDAN PROMISES TO DEFEND CHRISTIANS FROM ISIS

24/9/14 King Abdullah II of Jordan has reportedly promised to defend Christians from ISIS. King Abdullah believes that presence of Christians in the Middle East is necessary, which is why he has taken this responsibility upon himself, reports Romfea. The Latin Patriarch (Roman Catholic Archbishop) of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, commenting on the king’s statement, noted: “We felt a ...

Jordan’s king urges unity to protect Jerusalem holy sites

May 2014 His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday stressed Jordan’s determination to protect the Christian presence in the region and Palestinian lands, especially in Jerusalem.The King made the remarks as he received leaders and representatives of Orthodox churches from several world countries at Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman. HRH Prince Ghazi, the King’s Personal Envoy and Religious ...

Arab world’s religious leaders urge common ground at Jordan conference

Ali al-Rawashdah in Amman - 10/9/13 Some 70 high-ranking church leaders and Muslim clerics from across the region and world met in Jordan last week to promote common ground among followers of the various religions and sects in the Middle East. Titled "Challenges facing Arab Christians", the September 3rd-4th conference urged tolerance, peace and moderation and ...

Nun says locals building illegally on monastery land

23/4/13 JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The head of a monastery in East Jerusalem on Monday accused residents of al-Eizariyya of building illegally on church land. Al-Eizariyya residents are constructing buildings on the private lands of the Holy Monastery of Martha and Maria, "brushing aside all religious, social and national values," said Sister Efpraxia. "This is a dangerous violation in ...

Obama meets Armenian Archbishop

23/3/13 PanARMENIAN.Net -  U.S. President Barack Obama toured the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem with President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas, as part of his visit to Israel. In the church, Obama was greeted by Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Franciscan Custodian of the Holy Land, and Armenian Archbishop Sevan Gharibian. The ...

Patriarch Kirill meets with King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein of Jordan

  November 14, 2012 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and All Palestine met with King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein of Jordan at the Royal Palace in Amman. Present at the meeting were Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church ...