Our Word

By Fr. Rif’at Bader
: The Conference of the International Secretariat of Christian Youth has convened for the first time...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
By Edward Pentin/ ncregister.com
: It is time for Europe to free itself from the shackles of political correctness, speak the truth, and face the facts about the violent persecution of Christians, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Thursday, October 12. In a hard-hitting speech delivered at the opening of the first major conference ever held by a government in support of...More
By Iacopo Scaramuzzi/ lastampa.it
: The Pope at FAO: migrants “cannot be stopped by physical, legislative and ideological barriers”. He presented a statue of little Aylan, and criticized Trump on the Paris Agreement. ***** “Certainly, wars and climate change cause hunger, so let’s avoid presenting it as an incurable disease.” Pope Francis visited the headquarters of the FAO (UN Food...More
By Simon Caldwell/ aina.org
: Two millennia of Christianity in Iraq could be wiped out completely if war breaks out between Iraqi forces and Kurdish nationalists, warned a U.S. adviser to the Chaldean Catholic Church. Stephen Rasche said the international community must act quickly to prevent a new conflict in Iraq following the September 25 referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan,...More
By Samuel Medenilla/ news.mb.com.ph
: The Philippines is among the participating countries in the international “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” campaign scheduled this week to celebrate the month of the Holy Rosary The Catholic pastoral charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), said during the event slated on October 18, participants will be simultaneously...More
By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org
: The parishioners of the John Baptist de la Salle Church in Amman marked the 14th anniversary of the canonization of founder of the Comboni Missionary Sisters in Jordan St. Daniele Comboni by celebrating Mass on Saturday, October 14. The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Issam Zu’mot and concelebrated by Fr. Adnan Bader, Fr. Modi Hideleh and Deacon Yousef...More


India: Schoolchildren say Virgin Mary appeared amid scent of jasmine

: Both Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India state to have witnessed an apparition of Christ and several appearances of the Virgin Mary accompanied by the scent of jasmine, the gift of contrition, and the healing of a girl’s ear problem. The site...

Arab World

Iraq: The Chaldean Synod expresses solidarity with the forcibly displaced

: The Chaldean Synod. held in Rome on 5-8 October 2017, issued the following statement: The Chaldean Synod was held in Rome between 5-8 October 2017. It was led by His Beatitude the Patriarch Mar Louis Raphael Sako and was attended by all the Chaldean bishops...

Holy Land

CCSM holds dialogue session on "Journalists against Hatred"

: A youth delegation visited the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) on Saturday, October 14, within the framework of a programme organized by the Institute of Citizenship and Diversity Management at Adyan Foundation, in cooperation with Taadudiya website and Arij Institution, titled, "Journalists against Hatred". The delegation was accompanied by Dr. Nayla Tabbara, director of the Institute of Citizenship and Diversity Management. At the outset of the meeting, CCSM Director Fr. Rif'at Bader welcomed the journalists from Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan and gave a presentation on citizenship based on rights and duties, as well as on the media that serves the culture of love in its capacity as an alternative to sectarianism and to the religious exclusion of others that are being experienced...