Abouna's opinion

Amman-The Catholic Center for Studies and Media
: Translated into English by Munir Bayouk/ The Catholic Center for Studies and Media Excellencies,...More

Latin Patriarchate

: First, we would like to greet proudly the Iraqi courageous army, the federal police, the Peshmerga and the Popular Mobilization and coalition forces sharing in...More
CNN and abouna.org
: Two powerful earthquakes Wednesday struck central Italy about 50 miles north of the site of a deadly August quake that killed nearly 300 people, the US...More
AFP and abouna.org
: Between bombs, destruction and fears for the future, returning home remains a distant prospect for the Christians of northern Iraq displaced by the Islamic...More
AFP and abouna.org
: Bartalla, a Christian town in Nineveh province, of which Mosul is the capital, has been recaptured, and there has been fighting in the area of Qaraqosh,...More


Pope Francis: ‘the Rosary is the prayer of my heart’

Pope Francis speaks to a bride and groom attending his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square
: Pope Francis on Wednesday reminded the faithful that the month of October is dedicated to the Rosary and invited all believers to recite the Marian prayer. In a tweet, just a few days ago, on the day when the Church celebrates the feast of the...

Arab World

Church bells peal in town retaken by Iraqi troops from Islamic State

By Stephen Kalin | Bartella, Iraq
: The din of bullets, mortars and bombs in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella was replaced momentarily on Friday by a sound not heard there for more than two years: the peal of church bells. A cautious calm returned to this historic Christian area following...

Holy Land

Tornielli: "God rejoices more than ever when one sinner returns to the fold"

Amman- The Catholic Center for Studies and Media
: Following is the text of address made by renowned Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli at the launch of the Arabic language translated version of his book "The name of God is\mercy" in Amman on \monday, \october 24: I got the idea for a...