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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($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.
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  • 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.
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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.
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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: 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.
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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.
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: His Holiness Pope Francis has paid tribute to the efforts exerted by Jordan in hosting the refugees...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Cindy Wooden/ cruxnow.com
: When Pope Francis visits Abu Dhabi February 3-5, he will visit a land where inter-religious tolerance is mandated by law; while Catholics in the United Arab Emirates count their blessings for that, the pope is expected to nudge for something more. Tolerance is praiseworthy, and Catholics in the Emirates do not take it for granted. But for Pope...More
lpj.org
: At the conclusion of their 2019 annual visit to the Holy Land, the Holy Land Coordination Bishops issued the following statement: The Holy Land Coordination 2019 - a group of 15 bishops from around the world who have just completed their annual visit to Christians in Israel and Palestine - issued the following statement today: The Holy Land...More
Andrea Monda/ osservatoreromano.va
: The word with which to open 2019 is the one launched by the Holy Father in his Urbi et Orbi discourse on Christmas day: fraternity. A word that indicates the truth that “is the basis of the Christian vision of humanity”. A vision that hinges on the harmony between unity and diversity, the very heart of fraternity. If this harmony exists, “our...More
ankawa.com
: “Please do not be a silent bystander to our drama. We call on you to support the Christians of Iraq… while there is still time.” This was the urgent appeal underlying the joint Call for Action signed by the leaders of the three main Christian Churches in the Nineveh Plains region of Iraq and addressed to national governments and other...More
By Edward Pentin/ ncregister.com
: The founder of a charity for persecuted Christians says the beleaguered populace needs more political representation and aid as a Shiite group try to force them out of their ancient lands. ISIS may be practically gone in northern Iraq, but Christians now face another challenge: the Shabak, a Shiite group that is more subtly pushing Christians out...More

World

Panama: Filipinos set to attend World Youth Day

By Robin Gomes/ vaticannews.va
: Young people from around the world are getting ready to join the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day (WYD) in less than a fortnight in Panama city, including a contingent from the Philippines. At least 70 young Filipinos, including some priests and bishops, are set to attend the event that takes centre stage in the capital of the Central American country from Jan. 22 to 27. However, many more are expected to register before the big event begins. “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word,” is the theme of the world event which the Pope is scheduled to join on January 23. Father Conegundo Garganta, executive secretary of the Episcopal Commission on Youth of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said at least 70 youth pilgrims have...

Arab World

The icon of the "Mysterious Supper" returns to the Syrian village of Maalula

fides.org
: A copy of the icon of the Mysterious Supper - stolen from the shrine of St. Sergius and Bacchus in Maalula in 2014 when the Syrian village was occupied by al-Nusra jihadists - has been relocated to the ancient altar. The initiative to have a faithful copy of the icon painted and brought back to Maalula was inspired and brought to completion thanks to the collaboration that involved the NGO Perigeo, the Zaccaria Institute of the Barnabite Fathers of Milan and the University Center for the international solidarity (CESI) of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart. The icon - symbol, explain the architects of the initiative in a statement sent to Agenzia Fides, "returns to reunite the Syrian Christian community, to testify that the violence of terrorism can only strengthen the identity...

Holy Land

The Baptism of Jesus: The pilgrimage to the banks of the River Jordan

By Giovanni Malaspina/ custodia.org
: The River Jordan is the destination that every year welcomes the Franciscan pilgrimage with the participation of pilgrims and Christians who come here from every corner of the Holy Land. Remembering the Baptism of Jesus and renewing the baptismal promises: this is what the site of Qasr Al-Yahudrepresents for the faithful; this way, over the centuries this place has become passage, liberation, regeneration, and lavacrum, with this feast-day bringing the Christmas period to an end. The Custos of the Holy Land, Fr. Francesco Patton, with the friars and pilgrims from Jerusalem, started the pilgrimage by going to the Convent of the Good Shepherd in Jericho, where he was welcomed with an official brief greeting by the local authorities, introduced by the parish priest of Jericho, Fr. Mario...