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By Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader
: The issuance of the agenda of Pope Francis' visits in the new year shows two impending visits to...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org
: Belgian Ambassador to Jordan Hendrik Van de Velde visited the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Amman on Tuesday, January 22, and was welcomed upon arrival by CCSM Director Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader and members of staff. During the meeting, Fr. Bader presented a briefing on the role the CCSM plays in the field of media which aims at...More
la-croix.com
: Thousands of young Catholics decked in their national flags crowded the observation post overlooking the Panama Canal on Jan. 21 as the country prepared to host the 14th World Youth Day (WYD) from January 22-29. It is the first time WYD has been held in Central America. Argentina served as host in 1987 and Brazil in 2013. Pope Francis is due to...More
By Jim Fair/ zenit.org
: Participants in World Youth Day 2019--January 22-27 in Panama--will be able to pray the rosary with rosaries from Bethlehem. “This initiative is essential because on the one hand encourages prayer, and the other helps to support our brothers in the Holy Land,” said Archbishop of Panama, Monsignor José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta to Aid to the Church in...More
By Inés San Martín/ cruxnow.com
: When Cardinal Patriarch Louis Sako presided over the episcopal ordinations of the new Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, Najib Mikhael Mousa and the new auxiliary of the country’s capital, Bishop Robert Jarjis, on January 18, the message seemed clear: There’s life for Christianity in Iraq after ISIS. “As you know, episcopal ‘rank’ is a call rather than...More
la-croix.com
: Egypt has welcomed the largest cathedral in the Middle East and legalized scores of churches this year but Christian communities say inefficient bureaucracy is hamstringing progress in the Muslim-majority nation, as thousands of requests remain unanswered. A report by the Project on Middle East Democracy praised the recognition of 80 new churches...More

World

More than 30,000 young pilgrims arrive in Panama for WYD

Agenzia Fides
: More than 30,000 young pilgrims from all over the world have arrived in Panama for World Youth Day (WYD) which will officially begin at 5pm today, with the opening ceremony and Mass. The chosen theme is: "I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word" (Lk 1:38). According to the organizers, most of the young people who arrived for WYD come from Colombia, Poland, Brazil, United States, Mexico and Guatemala. Over 14,000 young people took part in the "Days in the Dioceses" held in the eight Panamanian ecclesiastical jurisdictions and in as many dioceses of Costa Rica, from 16 to 20 January. These Days were designed to welcome young people from Christian families, who made them feel "warmth and affection" and "introduced them in the richness of the local culture",...

Arab World

Bishop Hinder discusses significance of Pope Francis' historic event to UAE

zenit.org
: Bishop Paul Hinder has no doubt: “Whether it is Christians among Muslim or Muslims among Christians, we have to learn to live in harmony with one another,” he says, looking forward to the Pope Francis’ next international trip to the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 3-5, 2019, a small country on the Arabian Peninsula, where Catholics are generally small minorities everywhere. It is not the first visit of Francis to an Islamic country, after his travels to Turkey, Bosnia, Azerbaijan, Egypt and Bangladesh. But the announcement of this trip, as Bishop Hinder confirms, took everyone by surprise. Bishop Hinder, Franciscan, born in Switzerland, 76, is the former auxiliary bishop (from 2003) and Apostolic Vicar (from 2005) of Arabia, namely Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and United Arab...

Holy Land

Bishop Shomali visits Saint Elijah Site marking its discovery anniversary

Saint Elijah Site-en.abouna.org
: Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali on Monday, January 21, visited Saint Elijah Site which is located between Ishtafina and Al-Wahadneh in northern Ajloun Governorate, marking the 20th anniversary of its discovery. During the visit, he was apprised of the site's historical and religious importance as it contains world heritage represented in the church complex which was built during the Byzantine period in honor of great Prophet Elijah. Bishop Shomali toured the historical site accompanied by Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader, Latin parish priest of Ajloun Fr. Samer Sawalha, and MP Wasfi Haddad. Tourist guide Sa'ed Smadi presented to them a detailed explanation of the historical and religious importance of the site...