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  • 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.
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Rania Ja’bari/ Russian Sputnik News Agency
: Director the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader has noted...More
By Dale Gavlak and Junno Arocho Esteves in Rome /Catholic News Service
: Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Cardinal Louis Sako is concerned by rising tensions between the United States and Iran, fearful that his country, Iraq, could be caught in the middle of any potential conflict. It has also made a proposed visit by Pope Francis to Iraq next year uncertain, he said. In an exclusive interview with Catholic News Service in...More
By Clémence Houdaille and Élodie Maurot/la-croix.com
: The restoration of the Paris cathedral has sparked a debate over whether it is primarily a place of spiritual or cultural significance. For the past three months, following the fire that destroyed the spire, roof and part of the vault of Notre-Dame Cathedral, the vast restoration project has caused believers and non-believers to question their...More
By John Pentifex/acnuk.org
: Aid to the Church in Need (UK) has acknowledged the importance of an independent report into the persecution of Christians released on Monday, July 8, 2019. Neville Kyrke-Smith, UK director of the Catholic charity for persecuted and other suffering Christians, praised the report commissioned by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The report, for which...More
Dahok/ en.abouna.org
: Mar Ith-Alaha (God is present) is the name of the Chaldean parish in Dahok. Parish priest Fr. Imad Khoshabeh celebrated Sunday Mass on July 14, 2019 which was concelebrated by Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader, parish priest of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Na’our, Jordan. After reading a passage from the Bible according to Luke on the healing of the...More
By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org
: French Ambassador to Jordan David Bertolotti has termed the fire that engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15 as “a national tragedy”. In an address marking France’s National Day, Bertolotti said that the fire "aroused emotions almost around the world," noting that “after nearly three months since the eruption of the fire, the building is no...More

World

This Roman basilica is dedicated to 20th century martyrs

By Courtney Grogan/ CNA
: On an island in Rome’s Tiber River, there is a basilica devoted to the Christian martyrs of the 20th century, the bloodiest century in the history of the Catholic Church. Flanked on either side by relics of Christians martyred under Communism and Nazism respectively, the main altar of the Basilica of St. Bartholomew on Tiber Island connects the tradition of Rome’s apostolic martyrs to the persecution of Christians today. The church was first commissioned in 998 by German Emperor Otto III to receive the remains of St. Bartholomew, who was flayed alive for his faith, and St. Adalbert, bishop of Prague who was martyred in 997 during the evangelization of Poland. Today the basilica houses relics of the apostle and medieval evangelist alongside those of St. Maximilian Kolbe, martyred in...

Arab World

Bishop of Truro has not told the full truth about Christians in the Middle East

By Peter Oborne/ middleeasteye.net
: The Bishop of Truro’s report on the persecution of Christians across the globe is well overdue and a gallant effort. The report, released this week, was commissioned by the British foreign secretary into Foreign Office support for persecuted Christians. Christians suffer daily discrimination and worse. Secular Western governments have been reluctant to come to their aid. Yet, the report is a sad disappointment when it comes to the plight of Christians in the Middle East, where the religion originated. It is here that persecution, as the bishop correctly suggests, is at its most virulent. Numbers are in rapid and probably irreversible decline. But the bishop’s analysis is weak. Blaming the exodus of Palestinians from the Holy Land on “tensions fuelled by the wider Arab-Israeli conflict” is...

Holy Land

Conference highlights excavations at Petra Church, Temple of Winged Lions

By Saeb Rawashdeh/ jordantimes.com
: Excavations take time, money, planning, cooperation, conservation and publishing, said Director of the American Centre of Oriental Research (ACOR) Barbara Porter at a presentation on the Petra Church and the Temple of the Winged Lions on Monday, July 8. The presentation titled, “Lecture for Tour Guides of Petra: A Story of Two Sites”, was held at the Petra Visitor Centre and hosted by the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority to shed light on the two sites and their significance. The Petra Church and the Temple of the Winged Lions are located in the north-eastern part of the ancient city of Petra, in the city’s centre, the director elaborated. “Why was the Petra Church excavation so different?” Porter asked. For one, it started without funding in 1991, Porter explained, adding...