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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($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of content_handler_field::element_type() should be compatible with views_handler_field::element_type($none_supported = false, $default_empty = false, $inline = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/cck/includes/views/handlers/content_handler_field.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_handler_field_multiple::pre_render() should be compatible with content_handler_field_multiple::pre_render($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.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($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.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.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.
  • 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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By Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader
: After the elapse of ten years since the convening of the Synod of the Catholic Church for the...More
By Linda Bordoni/ vaticannews.va
: Addressing the crowds in St. Peter’s Square for the General Audience,on Wednesday, February 26, Pope Francis turned his thoughts to the people of Iraq and said he is praying for the country. In his greetings to the Arabic pilgrims, the Pope said he welcomed the faithful from Syria, Egypt, the Middle East and especially those from Iraq. He...More
By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org
: On Thursday, February 27, French Ambassador to Jordan Mrs. Vero Ful-me; Bishop Joseph Jbarah, archbishop of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Petra and Philadelphia; and Director of Caritas Jordan Mr. Wael Suleiman inaugurated "The House of Sisters " in Karak. During the inauguration ceremony, the French ambassador said: "In Karak and in...More
asianews.it
: Christians in Mosul and the Nineveh Plain are preparing to live "a Lent of solidarity", the “key word" that "inspires" deeds and actions, this according to Fr. Paul Thabit Mekko, head of the Christian community in Karamles (Karemlash), Nineveh plain (northern Iraq), The Chaldean priest has helped thousands of refugees who fled their homes in the...More
John Pontifex and Thomas Oswald/ indcatholicnews.com
: Asia Bibi has given a landmark interview saying that her faith in Christ was what got her through her long ordeal behind bars. In an interview on Wednesday, February 26, with Aid to the Church in Need, the Christian woman from Pakistan, sensationally acquitted last year, gave a powerful account of how her faith helped her through her darkest...More
indcatholicnews.com
: Quizzers from Christ the King parish in Wimbledon Park held on Tuesday, February 25, a charity quiz and bake sale for the local community to fundraise for CAFOD's Syria crisis appeal. The quiz night, which included live music, food, and a raffle, was a great success and was followed the next day with a bake-tastic cake sale, which included a vast...More

World

Pope at Ash Wednesday Mass: We are dust loved by God

By Devin Watkins/ vaticannews.va
: Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Ash Wednesday, February 26, in the Basilica of Santa Sabina, and reminded us that we are dust that can become much more if we allow ourselves to be shaped by God. Following an ancient Ash Wednesday tradition, Pope Francis began the “stational” liturgy at the church of Sant’Anselmo before leading a penitential procession to the Basilica of Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill where he celebrated Mass. In his homily, the Pope reflected on ashes imposed on the foreheads of the faithful at the start of Lent. DUST LOVED BY GOD “We are dust in the universe,” he said. “Yet we are dust loved by God.” The Holy Father added that we are precious dust that is destined for eternal life. “We are the dust of the earth, upon which God has poured out his heaven, the dust that...

Arab World

Iraq: ACN helps rebuild flattened Christian village

indcatholicnews.com
: A massive programme has just received the go-ahead to help revive a Christian village in Iraq, which was almost completely razed to the ground after being seized by Daesh (ISIS). The plan for Batnaya devised by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) will involve restoring the Chaldean Catholic village's parish church, repairing the nearby chapel, parish hall, library and parish house (presbytery) and rebuilding a children's nursery school and a convent. The scheme is seen as crucial to the revival of a village, where, after two years of ISIS occupation, one per cent of its 997 homes was still standing. The extremists had smashed altars, decapitated statues and daubed blasphemous anti-Christian messages on the walls. Now ACN will restore the parish church of St. Kyriakos as well...

Holy Land

King Abdullah II: Christians, an integral part of the region, have a role to play

jordantimes.com
: His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, received, at Al Husseiniya Palace on Wednesday, February 26, the primates of Orthodox Churches participating in the Amman Gathering of the Orthodox Primates and Delegates on Dialogue and Unity. During the meeting--attended by HRH Prince Ghazi, His Majesty’s chief adviser for religious and cultural affairs and personal envoy--the King stressed that Christians are an integral part of the region, and they have a key role in its present and future, according to a Royal Court statement. His Majesty underscored that Jordan will persist in upholding its historical responsibility to safeguard Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, in line with the Hashemite Custodianship, and preserve the city’s historical and legal...