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By Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader
: Some people are remembered by history owing to the charisma (talent) of creativity that God...More
ahram.org.eg
: Italy’s Ambassador in Cairo Giampaolo Cantini said during a Cairo conference on religion on Tuesday,February 18, that Egypt has been a prime example of religious and cultural pluralism. Cantini made the comments at a conference organised by the Italian embassy under the title ‘From Freedom of Worship to Freedom of Religion and Belief.’ The...More
By Linda Bordoni / vaticannews.va
: A book for young children entitled “I Bambini sono speranza” with texts by Pope Francis has been presented by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle. “I Bambini sono speranza” (“Children are hope”) is the title of a just published children’s book composed of brief and simple texts by Pope Francis that encourage sharing, acceptance and love. The texts have...More
acnuk.org
: “Killing Christians” and “destroying Christianity” in northern Nigeria are top objectives for terrorist groups, according to one of the country’s most respected bishops, who says all the faithful are now at risk. Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto said that in persecuting Christians, Boko Haram had “exploited” an opportunity provided both by northern...More
oikoumene.org
: World Council of Churches (WCC) General secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned attacks across the world that have occurred during a violent week during which many have lost their lives or lost their loved ones. In the wake of violent attacks in both Burkina Faso and Cameroon, Tveit condemned the violence and called for a stop on attacks that...More
By Christopher Wells/ vaticannews.va
: Raphael tapestries are being displayed in Sistine Chapel from 17 to 23 February. This week, as part of the celebrations commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of the famous Renaissance artist Raphael Sanzio, the Vatican Museums will be hosting an extraordinary exhibit: for the first time, the tapestries designed by Raphael for the...More

World

Cardinal Gracias: Human life must be respected from conception

By Nirmala Carvalho/ asianews.it
: Archbishop Oswald Gracias of Mumbai on Monday, February 18, reiterated that “Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. The Church has been unwavering in its protection of the sanctity of human life, from conception until natural death.” Card Gracias, who chairs the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), made the statement in his address to the 32nd plenary of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI)-Latin Church, currently underway in Bengaluru (Bangalore). In his address, the prelate again condemned abortion as well as India’s new abortion bill, which extends the period to end a pregnancy to 24 weeks. “Bishops have the responsibility to spread Christ’s message about the dignity of all human life”, he said. Giambattista Diquattro...

Arab World

"We need to do something to give hope to our people in Syria"

By Doreen Abi Raad/ncregister.com
: The city of Aleppo, long known as the industrial capital of Syria, with thousands of factories and workshops, was reduced to demolished buildings and rubble-strewn streets during a bloody siege from 2012 to 2016. Hundreds of people were killed ,and thousands fled the city. Amid Syria’s raging conflict, the sisters of the Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary continued to serve in the country — seven sisters in Aleppo and three in Damascus — despite being granted permission from their provincial to leave if they chose. For Syrian Sister Annie Demerjian, superior of the order in the Middle East, what really touched her was the determination of the Jesus and Mary sisters from England, who said, “We will not leave” Syria. Sister Annie recognized their commitment as a sign of a...

Holy Land

Jerusalem: Who was the organist of St Saviour and the Holy Sepulchre?

custodia.org
: Fr. Fergus Clarke is a Franciscan who has been at the service of the Custody for more than twenty years. He can be heard playing in the convent of St Saviour or during the solemn celebrations at the Holy Sepulchre, where he is the organist. However, his calling to become a Franciscan in the Holy Land was very particular and unexpected. Fr. Fergus, who today is 71 years old, told us his story. How did you hear the calling to become a Franciscan friar of the Custody of the Holy Land? I arrived in the Holy Land in 1994 for the first time for a long spiritual retreat. At that time I had already been a priest for many years but I was fascinated by the Franciscans in Bethlehem and the procession at the Holy Sepulchre. Even only listening to the sound of the friars singing moved something in me...