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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($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($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.
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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.
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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.
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Our Word

By Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader
: The Washington National Cathedral was given this name because it is located in the US capital. Its...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa
: Following is the message of His Holiness Pope Francis on the Second World Day of the Poor, the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 18, 2018 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him 1. “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him” (Ps 34:6). The words of the Psalmist become our own whenever we are called to encounter the different conditions...More
By Hannah Brockhaus/ CNA/EWTN News
: The Vatican’s nativity scene will be a little bit different this year. In a departure from the traditional Neapolitan or Maltese figures of recent years, the scene of Christ’s birth will be entirely sculpted from sand. Beginning November 17, four artists are beginning their work in St. Peter’s Square, crafting nearly 46,000 cubic feet of sand,...More
vaticannews.va
: The Vatican Film Library has presented a trailer for a documentary film “Good Friend-Pedro Opeka” by Jože Možina. Known as the ‘Holy Fighter’ or ‘the man of miracles’, Father Pablo Pedro Opeka, the Lazzarist missionary shows Christ’s compassionate face to the poor in the peripheries of Madagascar through his humanitarian work. Father Pedro Opeka...More
By Matthew Davis/aina.org
: On January 8, a bomb exploded in the bedroom of Archbishop Samir Nassar, who leads the Archeparchy of Damascus, Syria. He was in a nearby room and wasn't hurt. The incident illustrated the point Archbishop Samir emphasized during a Nov. 9-15 visit to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis: "We are living in a very dangerous area because of...More
atholicculture.org
: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Aasia Bibi, who has been acquitted of a blasphemy charge by the Supreme Court, cannot leave the country because of pending review of her case before the court. “She is here. A review petition is being heard, so how can she go,” Mr Qureshi said while talking to journalists on Wednesday....More

World

Pope visits the poor on 'the World Day of the Poor'

By Salvatore Cernuzio/ lastampa.it
: It was about 16.15 when Pope Francis popped out from under the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square on foot; coming from Casa Santa Marta, he went straight to the mobile health clinic set up on the occasion of the World Day of the Poor on November 18.The medical clinic was set up for a week to offer free treatment and checkups to the needy on World Day of the Poor. A surprise from the Pope to all the medical and nursing staff who - from last Monday until Sunday - are offering free medical care and checkups to the homeless, the needy, migrants. Francis - as last year with the mini hospital set up by the Misericordie for the same occasion - wanted to meet and thank them personally for this service that in five days has already welcomed over 200 people. Bergoglio, among the applause, the...

Arab World

Syria: Christians slowly regain freedom of worship in Aleppo

: The Christian communities in the Syrian City of Aleppo have started to regain their freedom of worship. The City is almost free from the dominance of Al Qaeda and ISIS terrorist. Aleppo witnessed one of the worst humanitarian crisis which is a result of the ongoing Syrian Civil war. It is also important to note that the City of Aleppo is not fully free from attacks. Armed conflicts are taking place in many parts of the city. However, the situation has drastically improved in comparison to previous years.

Holy Land

Jordan: Rosary Sisters celebrate the Feast of Saint Marie-Alphonsine

Amman-en.abouna.org
: Marking the feast of Saint Marie-Alphonsine Daniel Ghattas, founder of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of Jerusalem (the Rosary Sisters), Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali celebrated Mass at the Rosary Sisters Church, the Visitation House, on Friday, November 16, 2018. Present at the Mass were Bishop Fouad Twal, Rosary Sister adviser Micheline Ma’louf, Rosary Sisters working in Jordan, and a number of believers. In his homily, Bishop Shomali said:” Over the liturgical year we celebrate feasts of dozens of saints. Most of them are ordinary people, including men and women, the rich and the poor, as well as the elderly and the young. As the days of the year cannot include so many saints and martyrs, we celebrated at the beginning of this month the Feast...