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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($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($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.
  • 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: 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
: It was not something easy for believers to learn that with the beginning of March churches, mosques...More
Vatican News
: On Saturday, May 30, Pope Francis once again urged all of humanity to pray together for divine help during the coronavirus pandemic. The Pope led the recitation of the Rosary from the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens. The event titled, “Devoted with one accord to prayer, together with Mary” (Acts 1:14). It is organized by the Pontifical...More
vaticannews.va
: In a message to mark “Laudato si Week”, the Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis, Aloysius John says an ecological conversion is needed before it’s too late. "The Covid-19 pandemic has given us clear indications about the vulnerability and fragility of our modern world.” This is what Aloysius John, Secretary General of Caritas...More
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo
: To all the brothers and sisters gathered in your houses, Happy Feast. This is a significant day. The birthday of the Mother Church. After the 50th day of Easter, the light of Pentecost penetrates all darkness, the grip of Covid. Let this be the starting of the healing of the world from that pandemic. May the power of the Holy Spirit pervade...More
By Doreen Abi Raad/ ncregister.com
: Catholic education — long one of the pillars of Lebanese society — is in danger of collapsing due to the country’s dire economic crisis. A public letter to the president of Lebanon, signed by the General Secretariat of Catholic Schools in Lebanon, sounded the alarm, warning that 80 per cent of the country’s Catholic schools are at risk of closing...More
Cardinal Blase Cupich/ vaticannews.va
: During times of great uncertainty, small moments of meaning inevitably emerge that invite us to think differently about our present situation. Following is a reflection by Cardinal Blase Cupich and Metropolitan Nathanael Symeonides, published in L'Osservatore Romano: During times of great uncertainty, small moments of meaning inevitably emerge...More

World

Cardinal Tagle: Pope Francis reveals "his passion for mission"

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: Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, grants an interview to Vatican News' Alessandro Gisotti to explore key elements of Pope Francis' recent message to the Pontifical Mission Societies. Cardinal Tagle, Francis' message to the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) was widely recognized far beyond the horizon of those to whom it was addressed. Once again the Pope underlined how much the mission is at the heart of the life and identity of the Church. What particularly impressed you with this message? There are many things that fascinated me about Pope Francis´ message to the Pontifical Mission Societies. Let me name a few. First, the Holy Father had accepted the invitation to address the National Directors of the PMS during their general...

Arab World

Cardinal Sako: Pentecost and the strength to overcome Covid-19

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: There is “a certain similarity” between the condition of the disciples after the death of Jesus “stuck in the house” for “fear of the extremist Jews” and ours today, “locked in the house” for fear of the Covid-19 pandemic and the fear of being “attacked” by the virus. However, “on the fiftieth day everything changed for them,” writes the Chaldean primate, Card Louis Raphael Sako in a reflection sent to AsiaNews, ahead of the Feast of Pentecost next Sunday 31 May. Drawing a parallel between the disciples then and the present world, the Cardinal stressed that their lockdown was an occasion “for meditation and reflection” on the teachings of Christ in order to mature “in faith and vocation”. “Anxious and fearful” due to the lack of safe spaces “we also experience segregation in the home and...

Holy Land

Jordan: Churches to reopen effective June 7

By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org
: It has officially been decided to reopen churches in Jordan effective Sunday, June 7, while taking into consideration strict precautionary measures. During a press conference held on Thursday, May 28, at the Prime Ministry, Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Amman Christoforos Atallah said that effective Sunday June 7 churches will be open in all parts of the Kingdom for the resumption of Holy Masses and for restoring the status quo ante. Conveying well-wishes on the advent of Eid Al-Fitr and Independence Day, he expressed gratitude for the strenuous efforts exerted by the governmental, medical and security employees who helped reach this day at a time when we announce the reopening of places of worship. Archbishop Atallah also called on the elderly and the sick to pray at their homes in order...