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Latin Patriarchate

By Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa
By Salvatore Cernuzio/ lastampa.it
: Pope Francis receives in audience the members of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and praises them for their spiritual and charitable initiatives for the people of the Holy Land: “You too contribute to the achievement of peace in the region”. There lies, “before the whole world”, the dramatic situation of Christians “who are being...More
Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate
: Following is the speech of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church on November 13, 2018, University of Athens, Athens – GREECE, Upon conferring an Honorary Doctorate to His Holiness Christians in the Middle East: Is There a Future? Your Beatitude Archbishop...More
By Deborah Castellano Lubov/ zenit.org
: Pope Francis received President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, in the Vatican today Thursday, November 15, 2018, according to a statement of the Holy See Press Office. According to the Vatican, their discussions–which took place around the twenty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations–were cordial, and highlighted the positive...More
By Anto Akkara/ ncregister.com
: In a historic verdict for Christians and other minorities of Pakistan, Asia Bibi, 53, a Catholic mother of five, was acquitted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Oct. 31, after being on death row for eight years. Before her acquittal, her death sentence — for allegedly committing blasphemy against Islam — had been confirmed by lower courts. Legal...More
By Francesca Merlo/vaticannews.va
: The Archbishop of Rabat writes a letter to the people of Morocco on Tuesday, November 14, confirming the Pope’s March 2019 visit, one which he hopes will expand and encourage interreligious Islam-Christian dialogue. In the letter to his “Dear Christian brothers and sisters”, Rabat’s Archbishop, Cristóbal López, reiterates the Holy See Press Office...More

World

South Sudan: First Kenyan Jesuit killed

Agenzia Fides
: The first Jesuit of Kenyan nationality was killed in South Sudan. Victor Luke Odhiambo was shot and killed on the night of November 14 by a group of armed men who attacked the Jesuit community of Cueibet, in the state of Gok. The other three members of the community remained unharmed. According to the Minister of Information of the State of Gok, John Madol, one of the alleged assailants was arrested. "The state government of Gok has declared three days of mourning. Everyone stays at home as we mourn the priest", said the Minister of Information. Fr. Odhiambo was the first Kenyan to become a Jesuit. Born on January 20, 1956, he entered the Society of Jesus (SJ) on July 4, 1978. He was ordained a priest on August 22, 1987 and professed his final vows on May 30, 1993. In South Sudan Fr....

Arab World

Lebanon: Cardinal Sandri’s visit for the 50th Anniversary of ROACO

By Anita Bourdin/ zenit.org
: Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, began a visit to Lebanon on Monday, November 12, 2018, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches (ROACO), reported “Vatican News” in Italian on November 10. In the course of his visit, which will last until November 16, he will meet with Michel Aoun, President of the Republic, and with charitable organizations aiding Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon. The visit is taking place in coordination with the Pontifical Representation at Beirut and with the participation of representatives of L’Oeuvre d’Orient (France), Caritas, Solidarite Orient (Belgium), the John Paul II Foundation (Italy) and other charitable organizations. Several visits...

Holy Land

Catholic Churches in the Holy Land thank Bishop George Baq'uni

Jerusalem-en.abouna.org
: Prior to leaving the Holy Land for the start of his new mission as bishop of the Melkite Roman Catholics Diocese of Beirut and Jbail, the Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Lands (ACOHL) on Friday, November 16, sent a congratulatory message to Bishop George Baq'uni that expresses well wishes. The message says in part: "In our capacity as your brothers in priesthood, we have found in you the characteristics of the man of God, and the sincere shepherd. You have enthusiastically shared the life and aspirations of young people and met families in their homes. You also spent time with those who suffer from moral and spiritual difficulties." They also indicated in the message that his humble life has become a model to be emulated. The Synod of the Melkite Roman Catholics elected...