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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_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.
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Our Word

Cyprus-en.abouna.org
: Over a two-day period, namely 21-22 January 2020, the Executive Committee of the Middle East...More
Vatican-romereports.com
: According to statistics, a majority of Catholics are exposed to the Bible only at Mass. To help make the Bible a part of their daily lives, the pope designated a Sunday for the Word of God, the first of which will be this week, January 26. Pope Francis will celebrate a special Mass in the Vatican to inaugurate it. He will use the lectionary used...More
By Inés San Martín/cruxnow.com
: Despite the fact that Rome has some 900 Catholic churches, finding one that is open for prayer at any given moment can be quite challenging. Some keep office hours, but most open only around Mass time. Yet as of last December, there is a church that is open 24/7, with Eucharistic adoration and a team of 8 to 10 volunteers who, together with the...More
zenit.org
: The diocese of San Cristóbal is experiencing with consternation the discovery of the lifeless body of Fr. José Manuel Rondón Molina, who went missing since last Thursday, January 16, reported Fides News Agency. “With pain and sadness I must communicate that Fr. Manuel Rondón’s lifeless body was found, let us pray for him”, said Msgr. Mario Moronta...More
indcatholicnews.com
: Christians in Africa have joined in ecumenical celebrations and prayer services to mark the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, observed worldwide from 18-25 January. In Nairobi, church leaders, individuals, ecumenical bodies and representatives of church-related organizations gathered at the All Saints Cathedral for a service under the...More
By Courtney Mares/catholicherald.co.uk
: Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has written to Pope Francis describing China’s aggression and persecution of religion as “obstacles to peace,” and detailing the Communist regime’s “abuses of power.” “The crux of the issue is that China refuses to relinquish its desire to dominate Taiwan. It continues to undermine Taiwan’s democracy, freedom, and...More

World

One in eight Christians around the world experiences persecution

romerepotrts.com
: Anti-Christian persecution has grown in intensity and scope. This is revealed by the latest report from Open Doors, an NGO which documents such cases around the world each year. They estimate that one in eight Christians experiences persecution. Director of Open Doors CRISTIAN NANI says, “Three hundred ten million Christians around the world suffer different forms of persecution because of their faith. “Today, there are 73 countries where Christians face a form of persecution we define as 'high'.” Since 2012, North Korea has ranked first as the black hole of religious freedom, where the mere possession of a Bible is punishable by forced labor or confinement to concentration camps. Burkina Faso has made it on the list for the first time, on account of the growing levels of violence in the...

Arab World

Syria: MECC rehabilitates six schools in Dara’a Governorate

mecc.org
: The Middle East Christian Association (MECC) Diakonia Department in Syria has rehabilitated six schools in Dara’a Al Balad and Kherbet Ghazaleh areas in Dara’a Governorate. Some 2,625 students will benefit from the project that included the rehabilitation of classrooms, playgrounds, and WASH infrastructure in addition to the rehabilitation of school fences, student desks, painting, electrical wiring and the installation of windows, tiles, wooden doors, and water tanks. This project contributed to improving the school environment and, consequently, enabling students to return to school especially that many of them were out of school during the years of the crisis. The MECC has rehabilitated more than 90 schools in various Syrian governorates since the beginning of the crisis.

Holy Land

The Wedding at Cana, the first "sign" of Jesus

custodia.org
: Cana is where Lord Jesus performed the first miracle, namely the transformation of water into wine during a wedding feast. It was Mary, His mother, who offered Him the opportunity to intervene. In this small village, an important stage of the pilgrimage to Galilee, the first "sign" made by Jesus is remembered. Vicar Custody Holy Land Br. Dobromir Jasztal, ofm said, "With the commemoration of the first miracle performed by Jesus here at Cana, we notice that Jesus begins to act, to carry out his mission among us. We must think about all that has followed, about all the miracles that Jesus performed during His ministry, during His earthly life, but also about all those that He is still performing in our lives." He added, "The presence of Jesus during the marriage is also very important:...