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By Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader
: It was not something easy for believers to learn that with the beginning of March churches, mosques...More
By Devin Watkins/ vaticannews.va
: Pope Francis has dedicated a Vatican ambulance to serve the poor who sleep rough on the streets of Rome. On the morning of Pentecost Sunday,June 1, Pope Francis blessed a Vatican ambulance which will serve the poor of Rome. The Pope entrusted the ambulance to the Office of Papal Charities, under the direction of Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the...More
asianews.it
: Amid joy and caution, churches have reopened in Thailand celebrating the first public Masses since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The decision seems to confirm that the outbreak is under control and that new cases are stable or close to zero, this according to experts. Slowly, the country is moving towards normality, although many...More
novenanews.com
: The Holy See Press Office has announced that the Vatican Museums and the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo will reopen their doors to the public on June 1. The Vatican Museums reopening coincides with Italy’s gradual easing of the nearly 3-month lockdown, which allows many businesses and activities to restart. The reopening of the Pontifical...More
catholicnewsagency.com
: When Fr. Antonio Pérez Hernández was recently hospitalized with COVID-19, he said he was able to witness firsthand how God is present in the midst of suffering. After Pérez fell sick with the virus, he was admitted to a public hospital where he shared a room with other patients, some of whom died. “When I was in that place, there came a time when...More
By Tobias Lehner/ churchinneed.org
: COVID-19 is not only a medical, social and economic problem, but also a pastoral one. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Aid to the Church in Need has learned of growing hardships and the heroic efforts of priests and religious in the battle against coronavirus. In response, the organization has initiated a special program to promote these...More

World

Holy Father’s Message for World Mission Day 2020

By Jim Fair/ zenit.org
: Pope Francis on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, issued his message for World Mission Day 2020, stressing that the mission of the Church continues despite the Covid-19 pandemic. World Mission Sunday is celebrated on October 18 in 2020. “In this year marked by the suffering and challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, the missionary journey of the whole Church continues in light of the words found in the account of the calling of the prophet Isaiah: ‘Here am I, send me’ (6:8),” the Holy Father said. “Understanding what God is saying to us at this time of pandemic also represents a challenge for the Church’s mission. Illness, suffering, fear, and isolation challenge us. “The poverty of those who die alone, the abandoned, those who have lost their jobs and income, the homeless, and those who...

Arab World

Iraq: Infections aside, COVID-19 is sinking the economy, helping ISIS

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: The virus of hunger “could be worse" than COVID-19 and there is a strong risk that the economic crisis triggered by the novel coronavirus "could fuel a crime wave and give new impetus to terrorist groups,” said Fr Samir Youssef, parish priest in Enishke, Diocese of Amadiya, Iraqi Kurdistan, speaking to AsiaNews. The clergyman believes that “recruiting young people" left jobless and without prospects for the future may have already begun. In fact, ISIS has "regained strength in certain areas" of the country, exploiting "economic, social and political weaknesses" because "having money and resources" can draw people to jihad, Holy war. In the Middle East, Africa or elsewhere in the world, extremist groups, from IS to al-Qaeda, "are looking for social and economic weakness to attack”. The...

Holy Land

Homily of Archbishop Pizzaballa for Pentecost 2020

lpj.org
: Following is the homily of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, for Pentecost Sunday, Year A, May 31, 2020: Very Reverend Father Abbot, Dear brothers and sisters, the Lord give you peace! I would have desired that on the occasion of Pentecost we could have celebrated the return to full normality of our ecclesial life. It seems, however, that we will have to accept the idea of a very gradual and uncertain recovery. It is however a beautiful sign and a joyful coincidence that exactly today, in all the territory of the diocese, all the churches have reopened. We will probably also have to ask ourselves what kind of normality we will have for the future. Will it still really be the same as before? We will need a lot of...