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By Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader
: The international solidarity culminated following the dissemination of the sad news about the...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Charles Collins/ cruxnow.com
: Although diplomats have met with officials in Syria to ease the return of refugees to the country, it is doubtful they will be going home soon. Sporadic fighting continues in the country, and much of the infrastructure, including schools and medical facilities, has been destroyed. It is estimated that over five million people have fled the Middle...More
By Joseph Pronechen/ ncregister.com
: This year marks the 60th anniversary of St. Joseph appearing to a nun in Ohio during March, 1958. He appeared during the continuing apparitions of the Blessed Mother under her title “Our Lady of America.” These private revelations to Sister Mary Mildred Neuzil (known earlier as Sister Mary Ephrem) in Ohio were fully known by Archbishop Paul...More
By Maria Lozano/ churchinneed.org
: Catholics in Morocco account for less than one per cent of the population of 37 million. But the Church in Morocco, despite its small size, plays an important role in caring for disadvantaged in society and offers support to young migrants crossing into the country from sub-Saharan Africa on their hoped-for way to Europe. March 30-31, 2019, Pope...More
By Marco Roncalli/ lastampa.it
: Pope Francis’ trip to Morocco at the end of March - specifically to Rabat where he will hold several meetings, including King Mohammed VI, migrants, local authorities, priests – takes us back to the first papal presence in this country: that of John Paul II, in 1985, at the time of King Hassan II. Certainly the general situation was different:...More
Amman-en.abouna.org
: For the second year in a row, the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan, in cooperation with the Council of the Heads of Churches in Jordan, is organizing the National Islamic-Christian Feast of the Annunciation this year under the patronage of Prime Minister Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz at the Royal Cultural Center on Wednesday, March 27...More

World

Pope Francis remembers 40 missionaries killed in 2018

By Inés San Martín/ cruxnow.com
: Pope Francis on Sunday, March 24, marked the Day of Missionary Martyrs, noting that last year, 40 missionaries were killed, the number almost doubling from the previous year. “During 2018, throughout the world many bishops, priests, nuns and lay faithful have suffered violence,” Francis said after the weekly Sunday Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square. “Remembering this contemporary ordeal of our brothers and sisters persecuted or killed due to their faith in Jesus is a duty of gratitude for the whole Church, but also a stimulus to courageously witness with our faith and hope in Him who from the Cross conquered hatred and violence with his love,” the pope said. While for most of the past decade Latin America was the deadliest region for Catholic missionaries, Africa took over the mantle...

Arab World

International Ecumenical Youth meeting convenes in Beirut

Beirut-en.abouna.org
: The Churches of Lebanon, Middle East Council of Churches, and the Taizé community are holding an International Ecumenical Youth Meeting in Beirut which will last until March 26. The conference theme is “The Righteous shall grow like a Cedar of Lebanon.” The gathering has created the opportunity for around 1,600 young men and women ages 18-35 from Lebanon and 43 countries around the world to experience the ecumenical spirit. “The youth coming from outside Lebanon will be hosted by Lebanese families, not only for shelter, but to exchange cultures and experiences,” said Toufic Bouhadir, coordinator of the organizing committee. Youth from Muslim communities will join the conference on 25 March. Dr Souraya Bechealany, secretary general of the Middle East Council of Churches, reflected on...

Holy Land

Fr. Bader: The Hashemite custodianship has never been ink on paper

By Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader
: Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader has stressed that the Hashemite custodianship of the holy sites has never been ink on paper. He pointed out that this custodianship has an unlimited concrete presence on the ground as it is represented in the extended moral and financial support, as well as in the backing of the Muslim and Christian Jerusalemites under all circumstances. He added that everyone is fully aware that the Palestinian issue is the central issue in the Middle East despite the events relevant to the so-called Arab Spring, and that this issue is alive, according to the assertion made by His Majesty King Abdullah and the Jordanian diplomacy he leads. Fr. Dr. Bader pointed out that the issue of Jerusalem can be viewed from two...