Our Word

: Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of...More
By Robin Gomes/ vaticannews.va
: Using the analogy of a mobile phone, the Pope explained the importance of always ‎staying “connected” to Christ and charging the batteries of their hearts. ‎ Pope Francis on Wednesday, June 17, urged young Chileans to be “protagonists of change” in the nation and in the Church by remaining “connected” to Christ and doing what He would do in their...More
By Rula Shomali/ lpj.org
: The annual visit of the Holy land Coordination has already started. The delegation of 30 European, North American and South African Bishops are visiting the Christian communities throughout the Holy Land where their focus will be on the theme of education. On January 14, 2018 the Holy Land Coordination began their visit to the Christian Community...More
: An international conference on Jerusalem kicked off in Egypt on Wednesday, January 17, amid outcry in the Muslim world over last month's U.S. decision to recognize the holy city as Israel's capital. Officials and figures from around 86 countries are attending the conference, which is organized by Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the...More
By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org
: Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan Fr. Rif'at Bader has received a student delegation from the University of Columbia led by Salvatore Vito Borgognone, consultant for Columbia University Global Centers, in the presence of CCSM members of staff. Fr. Bader welcomed the visiting delegation and praised their...More
By Rula Samain
: There is always a lot to mediate upon from the Lord Jesus’ words and actions; there are, furthermore, there are many things to learn in order to eventually try to live life according to His will, and live it happily. We read in the Bible that Jesus Christ said: "I am the light of the world", then in other places He said: "You are the light of the...More


'God’s people don’t expect us to be superheroes...'

By Andrea Tornielli from Santiago de Chile
: “God’s people don’t expect us to be superheroes but shepherds with compassion” To the priests and nuns of Chile Francis delivers his most important speech of the journey and offers ideas that describe the mission and the relationship with the Christian world, “A Church with wounds can understand the wounds of today’s world and make them her own”. “God’s people neither expect nor need us to be superheroes. They expect pastors, consecrated persons, who know what it is to be compassionate". Pope Francis, before the image of the Mother Mary placed for the occasion next to the altar in the Cathedral of Santiago de Chile, pronounces one of the most beautiful meditations of his pontificate. He speaks to priests and nuns, offering ideas that describe the mission and the relationship with...

Arab World

Al-Azhar to hold conference to back Jerusalem

By Nawal Sayed/egypttoday.com
: Egypt's Al-Azhar will hold an international conference in Cairo on Wednesday, January 17, for backing Jerusalem as the main capital of occupied Palestine, under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah Sisi. The two-day conference adopts the motto of "World Conference in Support of Jerusalem", and witnesses the participation of prominent national, regional and international figures such as Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Tayyeb, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark Tawadros II, Arab Parliament chief Meshaal Ben Fahm al-Salmi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Jerusalem has always been a top priority issue to Azhar, especially after the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital; the decision which has been condemned and rejected by all Arab and Muslim...

Holy Land

The Council of European Bishops’ Conferences pays a visit to Gaza

: The Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) which gathers 33 European Bishops’ Conferences paid a visit to Gaza on Sunday, January 14. The Council is represented by their Presidents, plus the Archbishops of Luxembourg, of the Principality of Monaco, the Maronite Archbishop of Cyprus and the Bishop of Chişinău (Moldova Rep.), the Eparchial Bishop of Mukachevo and the Apostolic Administrator of Estonia.The current President is Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa; the Vice-Presidents are Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of of Westminster, and Mgr Stanisław Gądecki, Archbishop of Poznań. The CCEE General Secretary is Mgr Duarte da Cunha. The Secretariat is based at St Gallen (Switzerland). This year the Holy Land Co-ordination decided celebrated Sunday Mass on January...