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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_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.
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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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  • 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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Our Word

By Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader
: The World Interfaith Harmony Week has coincided with several official and public initiatives and...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa
By Georgette Bechara/ churchpop.com
: Like Christ covered in gashes and blood after his betrayer, Judas, handed Him over to religious authorities, our Church today is wounded. She is disfigured and pained by the abhorrent wave of scandals of modern Judases–weakened by the culture of doubt, fear, distrust and silence that surrounds us. Like Christ, our Church today is on trial with...More
Agenzia Fides
: Maronite Patriarch Boutros Bechara Rai intervened in the debate which reopened in Lebanese society on the legal recognition of civil marriage, and the interlocutory expressions used by him are interpreted by many as a sign of readiness to deepen the discussion without prejudice . In his statements, after a meeting between the Patriarch Rai and...More
Ramtha-en.abouna.org
: Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader on Thursday, February 21, participated in a seminar on religious harmony held at Ramtha Chamber of Commerce marking the 2019 World Interfaith Harmony Week. Dr. Amer Al-Hafi participated in the seminar which was held at the invitation of Ramtha Awqf Director Sheikh...More
indcatholicnews.com
: The Catholic Church in Asia,in harmony with Laudato Sì , is choosing renewable energy in an effort to help deal with climate change. The Federation of Episcopal Conferences of Asia, met recently in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh to discuss the issue. "Promoting renewable energy in every parish, Catholic community and institute, in Asia and all over the...More
By Maria Pisano/ catholicphilly.com
: Michele and John Doman epitomize Matthew 7:16, “by their fruits you will know them.” The couple, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August, contributes to numerous ministries while actively participating in the lives of their 10 children, 48 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. “It’s been an exciting journey,” said John in his...More

World

France commemorates the genocide of Christian Armenians

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: The French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that on April 24, the Armenian genocide will be commemorated in France for the first time; this was one of the presidential candidate’s campaign promises back in 2017. From April 1915 to July 1916—and even up until 1923, the Black Book of Talaat Pacha, the main culprit in the killings, counts over 1.2 million victims, that is to say, 77% of the Armenian population at the time. The reports from two direct witnesses, the Lazarist Fathers Lobry and Dekemppeneer, that were transmitted to the Vatican and have since been published, prove that the political leaders of the Muslim State deliberately and methodically orchestrated the massacres of the Armenian Christians. Pope Benedict XV personally intervened with the Sultan Mehmed V to put an end...

Arab World

Iraqi Christians fear returning home, wary of Shiite militia

By Fay Abuelgasim/ crucnow.com
: In the main square in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella stands a large cross, one of the few overt signs the town was historically Christian. Nearby, a massive billboard shows Shiite Muslim martyrs alongside a photo of Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini. Posters of Iranian-backed Shiite militiamen killed in fighting with the Islamic State group hang on streets all around the city, along with banners to revered historical Shiite saints. Thirty years ago, Bartella’s population was entirely Christian. Demographic changes over the decades left the town split between Christians and an ethnic group known as Shabak, who are largely Shiites. When the Islamic State group overran the town and the rest of northern Iraq in 2014, Bartella’s entire population fled - since both communities were persecuted by...

Holy Land

Mount Nebo, Baptism Site see highest inbound tourism growth rates in 2018

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: Tourism revenues in January went up by 9.1 per cent to JD458 million, compared with JD420 million in the same month last year, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced on Tuesday. In a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, the CBJ attributed the revenue increase to a 4.8 per cent rise in inbound tourism, compared with January, 2018. Total tourism revenues surpassed the $5-billion mark in 2018, marking an 8 per cent increase from 2017’s $4.6 billion, CBJ data revealed in January. The sector’s performance indicators showed a rise in the number of overnight tourists, to about 860 million by the end of November 2018, up 8 per cent compared with the same period of 2017, according to figures by the Tourism Ministry. The number of one-day visitors was 721,325, up by 7.8 per cent...