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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.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 0.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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
: The international solidarity culminated following the dissemination of the sad news about the...More

Latin Patriarchate

Jerusalem-en.abouna.org
: The Vatican announced on Monday, March 18, that His Holiness Pope Francis endorsed the election of Fr. Dr. Youssef Matta as archbishop of Acre, Haifa, Nazareth and the entire Galilee by the Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church. Fr. Youssef Matta was born on December 3, 1968 in Nazareth. In 1991 he studied computer science at the Technion...More
lpj.org
: From March 13- 14, 2019, Mr. Sami El-Yousef, Chief Executive Officer of the Latin Patriarchate, visited the Gaza Strip and met with 20 of the beneficiaries of the youth employment program implemented by the Latin Patriarchate and funded by the German Lieutenancy of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. The main purpose of my two day visit...More
By Christopher White/ cruxnow.com
: Ignatius Kaigama was only 36 years old when Pope John Paul II made him a bishop in 1995. In the year 2000, he was named Bishop of Jos. On March 11, Pope Francis named him coadjutor Archbishop of Abuja, the Nigerian capital. Kaigama will automatically succeed Cardinal John Onaiyekan when he retires. Kaigama has become one of the leading Catholic...More
By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org
: The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition in Jordan celebrated the feast of their patron St. Joseph at the Martyrs of Jordan Church in Marj Al Hamam on Sunday, March 17. On this occasion Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali celebrated Holy Mass which was concelebrated by parish priest Fr. Ashraf Nimri, Fr. Rashid Mistrih and...More
: March 15 marks the 8th anniversary of the beginning of the war in Syria. International Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need is marking the occasion (in its Spanish office) with an appeal to highlight the ongoing emergency situation in the country, and especially the plight of the 127,185 Christian families registered in Syria...More

World

Archbishop Auza highlights ways to protect against human trafficking

zenit.org
: Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, permanent observer of the Holy See, has stressed the need to protect against human trafficking at the Side Event entitled “Social Protection Systems and Access to Public Services In the Fight Against Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery” at the United Nations, New York. Following is the Archbishop’s address: Your Excellencies, Distinguished Panelists, Dear Friends, I am very happy to welcome you to this morning’s event on social protection systems and access to public services in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery, which the Holy See is honored to be sponsoring together with the Arise Foundation. This year’s 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women focuses on social protection systems and access to public...

Arab World

Egyptian government "legalizes" 156 churches

asianew.it
: The Egyptian government has regularized the situation of another 156 Christian churches and related buildings. The 156 ecclesiastical buildings approved last week by the government bring to 783 the total number of ecclesiastical buildings that received legal status after the passage of the 2016 law governing the construction of churches. The buildings were regularized by a special government committee headed by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly. The 2016 law is the first law to give specific rules for the construction of Christian churches. At that time, some believed that the law would make it easier for Christians to rennovate churches, while critics feared that it could give too much power to local governments to deny church building. To date, although 783 churches have received legal...

Holy Land

Lost Biblical fortress of Machaerus restored after 50 years of excavations

By Saeb Rawashdeh/ jordantimes.com
: Prior to 1968, the hilltop of Machaerus, overlooking the Dead Sea near Mount Nebo was an untouched “virgin” site, according to Hungarian archaeologist Gyozo Voros. Speaking at the “Book Launch and Public Lecture Machaerus III” event at American Centre of Oriental Research, Voros has said that 50 years of excavation had finally uncovered a mountain of evidence on one of the most important sites in the region. Machaerus is a strategic citadel-fortress protecting Jerusalem on the eastern side of the River Jordan, said Voros. The archaeologist, who is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, has been directing excavations in the Middle East for 25 years now. With this discovery, Voros said that Machaerus, once lost for more than 1,735 years, has become a historical reality. The great...