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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.

Our Word

Lindau-en.abouna.org
: Following is the full text of the Declaration issued on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the conclusion...More

Latin Patriarchate

vaticannews.va and zenit.org
: A two-day meeting of the Vietnam-Holy See Working Group concluded in the Vatican on Thursday. The Group on Friday, August 23, issued a joint statement regarding the issues discussed. The Viet Nam-Holy See Working Group that met in the Vatican, August 21-22, issued a joint statement on Friday about the issues discussed, including relations between...More
By Patriarch Michel Sabbah
: Who is Jesus Christ? What do you say: Who is Jesus Christ to you? He is the Word of God. He is true God and true Man. He is ‘God with us’, the "Emmanuel", as stated in the scriptures (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23). God is with you, personally. To know Jesus Christ is not theoretical knowledge, it is life, it is your life with Him. St. Paul said: "I...More
By Deborah Castellano Lubov/ zenit.org
: The first trip of a Pope to Iraq would be a historic first, and many expect Pope Francis to go next year, namely 2020. The Argentine Pontiff himself explicitly expressed in June 2019 his desire to visit the war-torn nation in 2020. Until this point, for safety concerns, such a visit had been considered not feasible. Iraqi Christians have emigrated...More
By Nirmala Carvalho/ asianews.it
: The Church in Bandra (Mumbai) has celebrated the 50 years of vocation of two sisters of the Congregation of the Pious disciples of the Divine Master (PDDM) in a joyful and colourful ceremony. Sr Patricia Fernandes and Sr Cinzia Gonsalves, 73 and 75 respectively, made their first profession of faith in 1969. Since then, the two “responded to this (...More
By Francesca Merlo/ vaticannews.va/
: As the US state of Texas executes a man on death row, Bishop Frank Dewane of Florida reasserts the Catholic Church’s stance on the death penalty. Killed by lethal injection on Wednesday, 48 year-old Larry Swearingen became the 12th man to be executed on death row this year - 19 years after he was arrested and charged with the 1998 rape and murder...More

World

Bishops of Latin America: If the Amazon suffers, the world suffers

By Francesca Merlo/ vaticannews.va
: The Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAM) have expressed their deep concern for destructive fires burning the world’s forests. The “seriousness” of the fires currently raging in Alaska, Siberia, Greenland, the Canary Islands, and “in particular, the Amazon” is not only local, say the Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean. It is “of planetary proportions”. The Amazon, the world's largest rain forest, has been burning for over two weeks. Pope Francis, who has made the fight for the rights of indigenous peoples a focal point of his pontificate, has called for an October Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region. FROM HOPE TO SORROW In a statement released on August 22, the Bishops write that the “tremendous natural tragedy” destroying the Amazon has turned what was...

Arab World

Sudan: Christian woman part of transitional ruling council

By Devin Watkins/ vaticannews.va
: Sudan’s generals and protest leaders have agreed to name a Coptic Orthodox woman to the 11-member transitional ruling council. Aisha Musa Saeed was announced as the 11th member of Sudan’s Sovereign Council on Tuesday, August 21. Both generals and protest leaders agreed on the Coptic Christian woman’s nomination to the ruling body, made up of 6 civilians and 5 soldiers. The council, which was sworn in on Wednesday, will govern Sudan for a little over 3 years until elections are held. Ms Musa is a judge who also studied as a translator at the University of Leeds in the UK. A spokesman for the now-disbanded transitional military council (TMC) announced the names at a press conference late Tuesday. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who headed to the TMC following the ouster of President Omar al...

Holy Land

Meditation of Archbishop Pizzaballa: 'To enter salvation, one must enter through a door that is narrow'

By Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa
: Following is the meditation of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, year C, August 25, 2019 : Today’s Gospel passage (Lk 13:22-30) begins with the mention of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem so that the reader is immediately clear about the horizon on which the passage fits. Moreover, the horizon is precisely the fulfillment of the salvific plan that Jesus will accomplish in the Holy City, dying on the cross for all. That part of the journey, which begins with today’s passage, is characterized by an urgent invitation from Jesus so that all, bar none, welcome salvation, enter the Kingdom. Within this context comes the question of today’s inquirer, who asks if they are few that will be...