The Vatican will build the biggest church of the Middle East in Jordan near the site where scholars believe Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, ASSIST News Service (ANS) has learned from official sources.
According to "Come and See" Editor, the biggest Church in the Middle East nowadays is the Church of Annonciation in Nazareth.
ASSIST News Service, July 17, 2003
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July 21, 20033592 readsSiham Qandah has been assured by a Jordanian prince that he will personally ensure that she is not sent to prison, while her lawyers continue to fight for justice.
Siham?s tragic case began with the death of her husband in 1994. When she tried to claim her widow?s pension from the army she was astonished to be told that he had allegedly converted to Islam and therefore under Shari?ah and Jordanian law as a Christian she could not inherit from him. In April 2002 Siham was ordered by court to give up custody of her children, so the family went into hiding.
Barnaba's Fund Web site, July 14, 2003
April 04, 20035299 readsWhile news of war in Iraq are heard, the Jordan Bible Society is starting a big emergency relief project in Iraq
Special for Come and See, April 4, 2003
January 29, 20033612 readsFor the second time in three months, a Jordanian Christian widow has been forced into hiding after a court ordered her to surrender her children to an estranged Muslim relative.
When Mrs Qandah?s husband died in 1994, a local Islamic court declared that he had converted to Islam years earlier. According to Islamic Law, this meant his minor children automatically became Muslims too.
Christian Solidarity WorldWide, Jan 23, 2003
October 17, 20023373 readsUnder a final ruling from the Supreme Court of Jordan seven months ago, Qandah was ordered to give up custody of her children to be raised as Muslims. Rooted in the dictates of Islamic law, the decision was based on her Christian husband?s alleged conversion to Islam three years before his death
by Compass Direct, October 15, 2002
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