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By Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader
: The issuance of the agenda of Pope Francis' visits in the new year shows two impending visits to...More

Latin Patriarchate

zenit.org
: Bishop Paul Hinder has no doubt: “Whether it is Christians among Muslim or Muslims among Christians, we have to learn to live in harmony with one another,” he says, looking forward to the Pope Francis’ next international trip to the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 3-5, 2019, a small country on the Arabian Peninsula, where Catholics are generally small...More
Al Rineh-en.abouna.org
: On Sunday, January 20, Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, made a pastoral visit to St. Joseph the Worker Church in Al Rineh Township, near Nazareth. He was accompanied by Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Nazareth Fr. Hanna Kildani and Fr. Joseph Sweiss, the personal secretary of...More
lpj.org
: Aphorism A Verlag (Berlin) has published recently a new book in English titled, “Christian Theology in the Palestinian Context”, which was prefaced by Patriarch Emeritus Michel Sabbah, edited by Fr. Rafiq Khoury and Rainer Zimmer-Winkel. After a preface by H. B. Patriarch Emeritus Michel Sabbah and an introductory overview on the Palestinian...More
By Rita Ferrone/ la-croix.com
: If you want to see an inspiring example of engagement with Laudato si'— Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment — look to the Philippines. Catholics in the Philippines, more than anywhere else, have brought this encyclical to life and made it their own. Laudato si' was published in June 2015. Within a month the Catholic Bishops' Conference of...More
Amman-en.abouna.org
: The Catholic Church has made Robert Shhaadeh, Sami Hijazeen and Farah Naff' acolytes during a Mass celebrated by Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali at the Sacred Heart Church. The Mass was concelebrated by parish priest Ala' Musharbash, Fr. Marwan Hassan and deacon Jubran Salameh. The acolyte is instituted for service at the...More

World

Pope: I have two pains in my heart: Colombia and the Mediterranean

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: "Today I have two pains in my heart: Colombia and the Mediterranean": Pope Francis began after the Angelus on Sunday, January 20, with pilgrims in St. Peter's Square, recalling the attack on December 17 in Bogotá , in the national police school, where 21 people died and over 68 were injured. Added to it were the tragedies that took place in the Mediterranean Sea yesterday and a few days ago, where 117 and 53 migrants from Libya and the Western Mediterranean were shipwrecked respectively. The first occurred off the Libyan coast; only three people admitted to the island of Lampedusa were saved. The second shipwreck occurred in the Alboran Sea, where only one survivor who is recovered in Morocco. Speaking of the attack in Colombia, and assuring his "closeness to the Colombian people", the...

Arab World

Iraq's Chaldean Patriarchate celebrates two Episcopal Ordinations

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: The Chaldean Patriarchate in Iraq marked two Episcopal ordinations namely, Archbishop Michaeel-Najeeb and Robert Sa’id Girgis in a celebration held at St. Joseph Cathedral in Bagdad on Friday, January 18, 2019. Present at the ceremony were Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan and Iraq Archbishop Alberto Ortega Martín, ambassadors, and a large number of people. Following is the text of the speech made by Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans and head of the Chaldean Catholic Church: We are delighted to have you all here today, Ambassadors, Ministers, Religious Leaders, Family members of the 2 newly ordained Bishops, Friends and Faithful. We would like also to express gratitude for our guests who have traveled long distances to be with us in...

Holy Land

Caritas Jordan launches new center in Ajloun

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: Under the patronage of Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali, Caritas Jordan inaugurated a new center in Ajloun on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Present at the inauguration ceremony were Caritas Jordan Director Wael Suleiman, MP Wasfi Haddad, Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader, priests, nuns, Ajloun notables, and a number of Caritas Jordan employees. At the outset of the ceremony, Bishop Shomali blessed the new center in his prayer and expressed delight over opening the center that provides humanitarian services to the needy and the poor including the Iraqis and the Syrians who have settled in Ajloun Governorate. Caritas Director Suleiman presented a briefing on Caritas activities and the new center, which includes a...