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

By Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader
: Days ago, I participated in the annual conference organized by Opera Romana which is the office of...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa
By Deborah Castellano Lubov/ zenit.org
: The social context of young Catholics living in multicultural and multi-denominational societies was at the center of the Synod assembly on October 17th. The Synod Fathers also stressed the importance of the World Youth Day, including the meeting in Krakow in 2016. During the morning session, many voices from Africa and Asia were heard. “People...More
Terra Sancta Organ Festival
: The Terra Sancta Organ Festival arrives in Israel and Palestine with the Holy Land Pipe Organ Weeks, eight concerts in two weeks, which will be held in the church of St. Peter in Jaffa (23rd and 30th October), in the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth (24th and 31st October), in the church of St. Saviour in Jerusalem (25th October and 1st...More
By Deborah Castellano Lubov / zenit.org
: Despite the horrendous loss of the Catholic youth population in the Middle East, due to death, kidnapping and other persecution leading them to emigrate abroad, the highest authority of the small Syriac Catholic Church has no doubt: “For us, the young are the treasure, the shining present and promising future,” the Syriac-Catholic patriarch of...More
By Lydia O'Kane/ vaticannews.va
: “The poor cannot wait.” Those were the Pope’s words in a message to the Director of the Food and Agricultural Organisation, José Graziano da Silva on the occasion of World Food Day. The Pope underlines that although some may say that there are twelve years ahead of the goal of Zero Hunger by 2030, urgent action needs to be taken to aid those whose...More
By: John Pontifex/ acnuk.org
: The daughter of a Christian woman sentenced to death for alleged blasphemy in Pakistan broke down in tears as she told Aid to Church in Need friends and benefactors in London how she longs to be reunited with her mother. With her father, Ashiq Masih, consoling her as her voice broke, 18-year-old Eisham Ashiq described how she witnessed the...More

World

Pope Francis receives the grand imam of Al-Azhar

vaticannews.va
: Pope Francis on Tuesday, October 16, received the grand imam of Egypt’s prestigious Al-Azhar Mosque. Pope Francis received Grand Imam of the prestigious Muslim al-Azhar Mosque of Egypt Prof. Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyib, in a private visit at the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican, the Holy See’s Press Office said in a brief note. The two spiritual leaders have met a few times before, most importantly when the Pope visited Egypt, 28-29 April, 2017, on the invitation of the Grand Imam. During that visit, Pope Francis and the grand imam spoke at the closing of an international peace conference organized by the Al-Azhar University.

Arab World

Iraq: Knights of Columbus teams with U.S. government to assist Assyrians

By John Burger/ aina.org
: A new collaboration between the Knights of Columbus and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) promises to expedite the material support Christians of the Near East require to rebuild and return to their homes in the wake of the Islamic State persecution. USAID and the Knights signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday, October 11, that will facilitate partnerships to help communities in the Middle East recover from genocide and persecution, USAID announced. USAID has over $195 million in planned and active assistance to support the recovery in Northern Iraq and is charged with implementing Vice President Mike Pence's "Genocide Recovery and Persecution Response Initiative in the Middle East Region," which he announced a year ago. The memorandum of understanding foresees...

Holy Land

The Carmel of the famous Pater Noster celebrate Saint Teresa of Avila

By Cécile Klos/ lpj.org
: On October 15, 2018, the Carmel of Jerusalem celebrated the holy reformer of the Carmelite Order. On this occasion, the nuns opened the doors of their cloister to share a time of friendship and present their mission of prayer in a holy place with a long history. The feast of October 15 is the day of the consular Mass at Carmel Pater Noster. It is both a great day for the Carmelites who pay homage to the whole Church for the work of reform of Teresa of Avila within the order of Carmel and it is the day when the Consul General of France makes an official visit to the community that lives in one of the four French national domains. This year, a “piece of France” joined the celebration, which sometimes more modestly brings together the faithful Jerusalemite friends of Carmel, through the...