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Our Word

By Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader
: The Vatican diplomat, of Lebanese origin, Archbishop Edmond Farhat, has left behind invaluable...More
Jerusalem-lpj.org
: Please find below the new priests’ assignments in the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem for the year 2020-2021. These changes will take effect on August 15, 2020, unless something different is determined and decided in some specific cases. July 7, 2020 Dear Bishops and Priests, Subject: LPJ...More
custodia.org
: Following is the text of statement dated July 7 and issued by heads of the Churches and Christian communities in Jerusalem who express standing united in their commitment to safeguard the historical status quo of the Holy Sites and rights of the Churches which are universally recognized: “We, the Heads of the Churches and Christian Communities in...More
acninternational.org
: Grzegorz Draus is not an astronaut, although he may look like one, nor is he a pilot of some kind of special spaceship, but he is part of a very special mission. The protection and security measures are enormous; he has to wear a very specific type of protective equipment which includes no less than 14 different items. He is not the only one...More
caritas.org
: Gaza is one of the most densely populated places on Earth. There has been recently 55 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the thin strip of land home to around 2 million people. The big challenge for Caritas Jerusalem is to continue providing healthcare to the vulnerable population while taking the utmost hygiene precautions. Ameen Sabbagh, the...More
Inés San Martín/ cruxnow.com
: As Europe slowly but steadily re-opens after coronavirus closures, Catholics across the continent are being allowed back to Mass. However, organized groups of pilgrims in large numbers are still a long way off, leading the famed Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes to organize an online pilgrimage and crowdfunding drive to try to make up a $9 million...More

World

Bishop Barber: Catholic education best way to hand on faith to next generation

vaticannews.va
: Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland, California, speaks about the dramatic effect the Covid-19 pandemic is having on Catholic Education in the United States. Last week Bishop Michael Barber, S.J., Chairman for Catholic Education for the US Bishops’ Conference, joined more than 150 interfaith partners in a petition sent to the US Congress calling for “immediate federal aid to benefit low-income students in non-public schools”. In the letter, the coalition stated that “States and districts will face an unbearable financial burden if current private school students transfer into public schools in significant numbers”. They also requested a “one-time emergency tuition grant for low to middle-income private school families” and Federal Tax Credits for people who donate to scholarship programs....

Arab World

Br. Bahjat Kararkach: Syria moving from poverty to misery

By Br Bahjat Kararkach ofm/ custodia.org
: "I can say without exaggeration that today we have left the term "poverty" behind us, today we speak of "misery". Not only the fighting, not only the spread of the Coronavirus--at the moment contained but which still represents a danger. After ten years of war, Syria has also been hit in recent months by a very serious economic crisis, as Br. Bahjat Karakach recounts in this message from Damascus. Br. Bahjat Kararkach says, "The Syrian lira is losing value precipitously. A few months ago one dollar was equivalent to almost 1,000 Syrian liras, today to 3,200, so the prices have more than tripled." He adds, "Today a family man would have to work a whole month to be able to buy a couple of kilos of meat, he would have to work a whole year to be able to pay the school fees of one child. Today...

Holy Land

Bishop Marcuzzo message to Fr. Bader on 25th anniversary of ordination

Amman-en.abouna.org
: Following is the text of the message sent by Most Rev. Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo. Bishop and Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine, to Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader marking his 25th anniversary of priestly ordination, dated July 4, 2020: Dear brother Abouna Rifaat, Contrary to the first Arabic letter, I write this one in English on purpose, because other people who not necessarily read Arabic, could be interested (as I noticed for the first one) in reading and knowing the contents of our correspondence. It is a good opportunity, since there is nothing confidential, to give a good witness of respect for the priesthood, of what the priests do and of good relations between the clergy, especially in this very time. Again, Mabrouk wa alf Marbouk I followed the holy mass of your beautiful...