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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 0.
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By Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader
: Days ago, I participated in the annual conference organized by Opera Romana which is the office of...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa
zenit.org
: Working through the Saint Peter’s Aid Centre in Marmarita, the international Catholic pastoral charity, and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is helping thousands of displaced Syrians each month. Nasra is one of the 20 or more villages belonging to the region known as the Valley of the Christians (Wadi Al-Nasara, in Arabic)....More
zenit.org
: The Holy Seen on October 18, 2018, confirmed its ongoing support for a two-state solution to the Palestinian question in the Middle East. The confirmation came in a statement by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, permanent observer of the Holy See, at the Security Council, Open Debate on Situation in the Middle East, including the...More
By Russell Pollitt, SJ/ vaticannews.va
: At Monday’s press briefing, October 22, for the Synod of Bishops on Young People a bishop said that the Church must ask young people for forgiveness for the kind of world we have created. The Synod Fathers had Monday off while the first draft of the Synod document was being finalised. This draft will be presented at the General Assembly on Tuesday...More
By Courtney Grogan/ CNA
: A bishop from Lebanon shared at the 2018 Synod of Bishops how his online catechesis program in Arabic has helped him unite young Catholics across the Middle East. “Thanks to the web I am able to connect many young people from the Middle East. We've also had conversions of young people who have recognized Jesus through our social presence,” Bishop...More
ankawa.com
: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is working with groups such as the Knights of Columbus to increase its efforts in northern Iraq, according to International Christian Concern. Last October, Pence told a conference hosted by nonprofit In Defense of Christians that America “will work hand-in-hand with faith-based groups and...More

World

Saint John Paul II is the saint of October 22

catholicherald.co.uk
: St. John Paul II used the occasion of his first homily as pope to offer a fervent prayer that God would make him, first and foremost, a servant. The former Cardinal Karol Wojtyla delivered the first homily of his 26-year pontificate before a packed assembly in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Oct. 22, 1978— 40 years ago this week. His election was a few days before, on October 16. John Paul II began his homily by reaffirming the words that had once been uttered by the apostle Peter in the presence of Jesus: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” “Yes, Brothers and sons and daughters, these words first of all,” the newly-elected pope said. “He who is infinite, inscrutable, ineffable, has come close to us in Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary in the...

Arab World

Cardinal Raï: Citizenship to counter regional Christian 'desertification'

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: Citizenship and belonging to their own land, to avert the danger of a "desertification" of the Christian presence not only in Lebanon, but throughout the Middle East. These are the two points set out by the Maronite patriarch Card Beshara Raï, among the participants in the Synod of Bishops dedicated to young people held from October 3 to 27 at the Vatican. "On a personal level", says the cardinal in an intervention reprinted by the Lebanese Christian newspaper L'Orient-Le Jour (LOJ), this Synod "made me discover new horizons". "I am thinking of how I could, on my return, encourage a new dynamic whose strategic objective is to help young Christians, all young Christians, whether they are from Lebanon, Syria or Iraq, or elsewhere, not to desert the 'East" underlines Card Raï. He then added...

Holy Land

King: We have decided to terminate Peace Treaty annexes on Baqura and Al Ghamr

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: His Majesty King Abdullah said Sunday, October 21, that Jordan has decided to terminate the Peace Treaty annexes on Baqura and Al Ghamr, which had allowed Israel to use these territories. During a meeting with political figures at Al Husseiniya Palace, King Abdullah said "Israel was informed today of Jordan’s decision to terminate the annexes." “Baqura and Al Ghamr are Jordanian territories. They will remain as such, and we exercise full sovereignty over our territories,” His Majesty said. The King noted that the issue of Baqura and Al Ghamr, which has been widely debated recently, has been a top priority for a long time. “Our priorities amidst current difficult regional conditions are to protect our interests and exert all possible efforts in the interest of Jordan and Jordanians,” His...