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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of content_handler_field::element_type() should be compatible with views_handler_field::element_type($none_supported = false, $default_empty = false, $inline = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/cck/includes/views/handlers/content_handler_field.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_handler_field_multiple::pre_render() should be compatible with content_handler_field_multiple::pre_render($values) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/date/date/date_handler_field_multiple.inc on line 0.
  • 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.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($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.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::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_argument.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/captcha/captcha.inc on line 61.
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By Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader
: It was not something easy for believers to learn that with the beginning of March churches, mosques...More
vaticannews.va
: Pope Francis spoke at the General Audience on Wednesday, June 3, about the protests in the United States following the killing of George Floyd, saying we cannot claim to defend the sacredness of every human life while turning a blind eye to racism and exclusion. In his greetings to the English-speaking faithful at the weekly General Audience, Pope...More
*By Rula Samain
: We live in the third millennium, in what is supposed to be a very advanced world on all levels; in times that should bring people closer to their inner selves, bringing out the best in each. Nonetheless, we witness the complete opposite; the start and persist of times exposing the collective failure of humanity to be able to survive without...More
Amman-en.abouna.org
: The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan, which is affiliated with the Latin Patriarchate, has posted an awareness film on how believers ought to act when returning to churches, especially next Sunday, June 7. The film explains the precautionary guidelines that must be followed before, during, and after participating in the...More
By Beatrice Guarrera/ custodia.org
: The feast of the Visitation commemorates the visit by the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, after having learned that she was to become the mother of Jesus by the work of the Holy Spirit. The friars of the Custody celebrated a Solemn Mass on Monday 1st June in the village of Ain Karem, just outside Jerusalem, where this episode of the Gospel...More
By Christine Rousselle/ catholicnewsagency.com
: Catholic churches and cathedrals in several cities were among the buildings damaged in the protests and riots that occurred nationwide over the past week. Church buildings in California, Minnesota, New York, Kentucky, Texas, and Colorado were attacked. Many of the defaced or damaged churches were cathedrals. The Cathedral Basilica of the...More

World

George Floyd: WCC condemns the violence and calls for justice

Laressa Lopez/ zenit.org
: In the face of the George Floyd case, the World Council of Churches (WCC) condemned the violence, racism, and police brutality and made an appeal for justice to be done. Afro-American citizen George Floyd, 46, died last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after being arrested and pinned to the ground by a policeman who pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck until he was strangled and died. THE LIVES OF AFRO-AMERICANS MATTER “In our Christian witness in the world, we reject the brutality of violence and racial injustice. Therefore, we express our abhorrence for the murder of George Floyd and we ask that those responsible for his death assume responsibility,” said the WCC in a statement published on May 29. At the same time, the WCC expressed its regret for “the excessive force used by the United...

Arab World

Iraq: Infections aside, COVID-19 is sinking the economy, helping ISIS

asianews.it
: The virus of hunger “could be worse" than COVID-19 and there is a strong risk that the economic crisis triggered by the novel coronavirus "could fuel a crime wave and give new impetus to terrorist groups,” said Fr Samir Youssef, parish priest in Enishke, Diocese of Amadiya, Iraqi Kurdistan, speaking to AsiaNews. The clergyman believes that “recruiting young people" left jobless and without prospects for the future may have already begun. In fact, ISIS has "regained strength in certain areas" of the country, exploiting "economic, social and political weaknesses" because "having money and resources" can draw people to jihad, Holy war. In the Middle East, Africa or elsewhere in the world, extremist groups, from IS to al-Qaeda, "are looking for social and economic weakness to attack”. The...

Holy Land

Archbishop Pizzaballa: 'Living in spirit of the risen one, witnessing without fear'

Geoffroy Poirier-Coutansais/ lpj.org
: On May 31, 2020, clergy and faithful of the Latin Patriarchate celebrated Pentecost Mass at the Dormition Abbey, a stone’s throw from the Holy Place, commemorating the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles. In a context of a gradual return to normalcy, after two months of restrictions and confinement, and, while certain restrictions on assemblies are still in force, Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, stressed the need to enter into a new perspective, to welcome “a new life” like that which the disciples received on Pentecost through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. As is tradition, the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate celebrated Pentecost Mass at the Abbey of...