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

By Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader
: There are terms that we reject even if we are not aware of their true meanings. But, their mere...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa
By Beatrice Guarrera/ custodia.org
: The project for the second phase of the restoration of the Holy Sepulchre was presented on 10th December in the Franciscan convent of St Saviour in Jerusalem. The members of the technical and scientific committee, made up of the Fondazione Centro per la Conservazione ed il Restauro dei Beni Culturali "La Venaria Reale" of Turin (CCR) and the...More
zenit.org
: “At least 300 Christians have been forced to leave the towns of Ras al-Ain, Derbasiyah, Tall Tamr and one area of al-Malikiyah, and we are afraid that if the fighting continues, there could be a still greater exodus which might even include the town of Qamishli, where there are 2,300 Christian families living at present.” This was the desperate...More
By Lydia O'Kane/ vaticannews.com
: The Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue has hosted a one-day meeting aimed at enhancing inter-religious solidarity in the service of a vulnerable and wounded humanity “Serving a Wounded Humanity: Towards Inter-religious Solidarity”. That was that title of a one day meeting which took place on Tuesday, december 10, aimed at...More
asianews.it
: Plainclothes police and hooligans have violated once again the religious freedom of Catholic victims of forced seizures in Vườn Rau Lộc Hưng (Lộc Htong vegetable garden), Ho Chi Minh City, by arresting them and using force to prevent them from setting up nativity scene. The area, which is part of Lộc Hưng parish, is located in the 6th ward of Tân...More
By Louis Raphaël I Sako/ patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans and head of the Chaldean Catholic Church
: On the eve of two noticeable holidays in Nineveh Plain area, the feast of St. Barbara and St. Behnam, I would like to thank all the social institutions and organizations concerned with helping Churches, as well as the non-governmental bodies (NGOs) that have energetically contributed to the return of Christians in this region, which is the...More

World

SAT-7 satellite TV beaming the Christian message of hope to a troubled region

By Linda Bordoni/ vaticannews.va
: A Christian satellite TV network bringing hope, education and entertainment to millions of Arabic-speakers in 21 countries across the Middle East and North Africa, takes up the challenge of doing more for the suffering Christians in Iraq and in Syria. Information, education, entertainment, spirituality and the Christian message of hope, inclusion and love are all part of SAT-7 Satellite TV’s programmes that are beamed to millions of people across the Middle East and North Africa. As Kurt Johansen, SAT-7’s executive director for Europe, Asia and the Pacific explained to me, at least 400 million Arabic-speakers in the Middle East and North Africa have access to satellite TV. Thanks to the wide range of programs broadcast by SAT-7 and to the commitment and vitality of those who work for the...

Arab World

Cardinal Sako: the Iraqi people is reborn in protest and at Christmas

asianews.it
: Christmas "is not just for Christians, but a people" waiting for a "positive solution" to the current crisis, a time to celebrate for people who want to see "a new pluralist, peaceful Iraq, worthy and respectful of all,” said Card Louis Raphael Sako. The Chaldean Patriarch spoke to AsiaNews about the atmosphere of the beginning of Advent, a time still marked by protests and police crackdown. For the cardinal, Iraqis “want a different life from that experienced before and after the fall of the regime” of Saddam Hussein in 2003 with its legacy of “refugees, deaths, corruption, poverty, misery". "We Christians must live amid our people, not in a notional world. We must read the signs of the times” and renew our commitment “to brotherhood, collaboration, peace and life, without fear as Jesus...

Holy Land

The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception marked in Jerusalem

Giovanni Malaspina/custodia.org
: In Jerusalem, as in other parts of the world, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady was celebrated on 9th December. On this occasion, one of the three new priests, the secretary of the Custody of the Holy Land, Fr. Marco Carrara, presided the solemn Holy Mass. The reason for the postponement by one day is to be found in the liturgical precedence of the Sunday of Advent over the solemnity. The solemnity has a deep bond with the spirituality of the Friars Minor, who was the main force behind spreading the worship and the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, with the feast-day having been approved by Pope Sixtus IV in 1447. On this day of celebration, it was the Custos of the Holy Land, Fr. Francesco Patton, the concelebrant, who commented on the readings and the Gospel...