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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.
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By Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader
: Some people are remembered by history owing to the charisma (talent) of creativity that God...More
By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org
: On Saturday, February 22, 2020, South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around. A day after President Salva Kiir dissolved the previous government, opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in as his deputy, an arrangement...More
By Benedict Mayaki/ vaticannews.va
: On the sidelines of a peace meeting in the Italian city of Bari, Fr. Francesco Patton has spoken on the peculiarities of the transmission of the faith to the younger generation in the Middle East. In an interview with Vatican Radio, the Custos of the Holy Land highlighted the necessity of tailoring the important task of transmitting the faith to...More
Tayasir-lpj.org
: On Friday, February 21, 2020, thousands of Israeli settlers entered with no permission and gathered on the land lot belonging to the Latin Patriarchate in Tayasir, near Tubas in northern West Bank, in clear violation of private property. The settlers held a march from Al-Burj bloc (bloc No. 4, plot No. 4) to Um el-Kaba bloc (bloc No. 3, plot No. 4...More
novenanews.com
: Debates on Thursday, February 20, at the “Mediterranean, frontier of peace” forum in which 58 bishops from 20 countries and three continents are participating in focused on the theme of the transmission of the faith to the young generations, as SIR reported. “We must and intend to work together more systematically”, Archbishop of Bari-Bitonto...More
By Devin Watkins/ vaticannews.va
: Pope Francis has greeted participants in a study visit of young priests and monks of the Oriental Orthodox Churches, and encouraged them to share the gift of the Spirit as they learn more about the Catholic Church. Eighteen young Orthodox priests and monks are spending this week in Rome at the invitation of the Pontifical Council for Promoting...More

World

Pope invited to visit Kurdistan region when he travels to Iraq

kurdistan24.net
: During his official visit to the Vatican, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met on Wednesday, February 19, with Pope Francis, who praised the region’s culture of tolerance towards ethnic and religious minorities, according to a statement by Barzani’s office. The Kurdish official's visit to Italy began on Sunday,February 16, following the conclusion of the 2020 Munich Security Conference at which he met with multiple world leaders and top diplomats. He was accompanied by a high-level delegation of ministers and met with top Italian officials in the capital of Rome, including Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Barzani updated the Pope on the latest developments in Iraq and the region, noting “the critical role the Kurdistan Regional Government [(KRG)] has played in protecting...

Arab World

Syria: Church perseveres in spite of war

By Benedict Mayaki/ vaticannews.va
: Archbishop Samir Nassar, of the Maronites in Syria has spoken on the presence of the Church in war-torn Syria. The archbishop of Damascus reiterates the important presence of the Catholic Church in a country where violence has claimed hundreds of thousands of human lives and has led to the forced migration of millions. Syria has been at war for the past nine years. What began as protests against the regime of President Assad in 2011 degenerated into a war between the Syrian government and anti-government rebel groups. Speaking to the Vatican Radio, Archbishop Samir Nassar, of Damascus of the Maronites in Syria, touched on pertinent issues such as justice, inter-religious dialogue between Christians and Muslims, migration, and the application of the social teachings of the Church in the...

Holy Land

The Terra Sancta Museum of Nazareth tells story of all the periods of the area

By Beatrice Guarrera/ custodia.org
: From the Bronze Age to the Roman period, from the Crusades to modern times: the Terra Sancta Museum of Nazareth tells the story of all the periods of the area where the present-day Marian shrine stands. The archaeological museum, established after the excavations of the 1950s in the Basilica of the Annunciation and in the church of St Joseph, is a stop that the many pilgrims who visit Nazareth every day cannot miss. “I have been working as custodian of the museum for over thirty-five years and very often I accompany groups on their visit,” said Edwardo Mussalam. To enter the museum, visitors have to buy a ticket in the small shop at the door of the courtyard of the Basilica and then go through a small gate. From there they are directly in a complex of grotto-homes which represent the...