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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
lpj.org
: The cemetery of the Salesian Monastery at Beit Jamal, near Beit Shemesh west of Jerusalem, was vandalized on Wednesday 17, 2018, by unknown assailants who destroyed many tombs and broke several crosses. This incident comes two years after similar vandalism that targeted the same cemetery and one year after the desecration of the church of the same...More
Giovanni Malaspina/ custodia.org
: The Spanish diplomatic, civil and religious community met on October 14 at the church of the Monastery of St. Savior in Jerusalem, for the customary Eucharistic Celebration in memory of Our Lady of Pilar, Spain’s national holiday. The tradition, which was formalized in 1994 with a treaty between the Holy See and Spain, has deep roots. For at least...More
asianews.it
: "Tonight, we humbly wish to raise our eyes to God, to the One who holds the history and destiny of humanity, and to implore, once again, for the whole world the gift of peace. We do this by praying in particular so that also on the Korean Peninsula, after so many years of tensions and division, the word 'peace' can finally completely resound"....More
By Salvatore Cernuzio/ lastampa.it
: The Chaldean cardinal at the briefing in the Vatican Press Office: from the West, so far little help for the millions of refugees. Bishop Spengler’s denunciation: drugs kill in Brazil like war. The Synod Fathers on pilgrimage on 25 October along the Via Francigena. One synod father compares the Middle East’s “emptying” of its Christians to “a...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

World

Synod of Bishops 2018: Summary of October 17 discussions

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 from Africa emphasized the poverty there and the lack of educational opportunities. This has led to vast emigration either inside their own homeland, from the countryside to the cities, or outside their homelands. Every emigration of this kind is a challenge for young people because, lacking education, they do not have the possibility to shape their own identity. On the other hand, Asian voices stressed the need for interreligious dialogue, because...

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

Holy Land Pipe Organ Weeks 2018 (October 23-November 2)

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 November) and in the church of St. Catherine at the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem (26th October and 2nd November). The Terra Sancta Organ Festival, organized by the Custody of the Holy Land in all the countries where it is active, is a way of showing the presence of the Christian communities in the Middle East and in the Levant in the field of music and culture. Organ music here represents an exceptional artistic repertoire, perceived as...