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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($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$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.
  • 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: 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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Our Word

Cyprus-en.abouna.org
: Over a two-day period, namely 21-22 January 2020, the Executive Committee of the Middle East...More
vaticannews.va
: Pope Francis has met with US Vice President Michael Richard Pence, in audience in the Vatican. Pope Francis on Friday, January 24, met with Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, in the Vatican. During their meeting, the Pope handed Vice President Pence a copy of his World Peace Day Message. In his Message, Pope Francis invites us to...More
vaticannews.va
: Pope Francis has released his annual message for the Word Day of Social Communication, a reflection on the Biblical text Exodus 10:2: "That you may tell your children and grandchildren". “That you may tell your children and grandchildren” (Ex 10:2) LIFE BECOMES HISTORY I would like to devote this year’s Message to the theme of storytelling,...More
By Robin Gomes/ vaticannews.va
: Monsignor Fredrik Hansen, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations in New York, on Wednesday, January 22, spoke at a Security Council debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. While reiterating its steadfast commitment to peace and its support for...More
zenit.org
: The mission of the Church, also in the Middle East, is not to “spread Christian civilization in place of other civilizations”, but to “demonstrate the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and help others to receive the gift of this Spirit”. With these words, Youssef Absi, patriarch of Antioch of the Melkites, expressed in a synthetic and effective...More
By Linda Bordoni/ vaticannews.va
: The Bishop of Ossory in Ireland has released a pastoral letter looking ahead to the coming “Sunday of the Word of God” in which he offers a series of reflections and suggestions that aim to help the faithful mark the observance in the best possible way. “Sunday of the Word of God”, to be celebrated annually on the third Sunday of Ordinary Time...More

World

Christians across Africa join Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

indcatholicnews.com
: Christians in Africa have joined in ecumenical celebrations and prayer services to mark the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, observed worldwide from 18-25 January. In Nairobi, church leaders, individuals, ecumenical bodies and representatives of church-related organizations gathered at the All Saints Cathedral for a service under the banner of "International Ecumenical Movement." Roman Catholic Bishop Alfred Rotich, chairman of the Commission for Ecumenism at the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops stressed compassion, humility and love as he delivered a sermon at the service held at the Anglican Cathedral. "We need to build each other so that we can offer unusual hospitality....Love unites naturally," said Rotich, the bishop of Kericho Diocese. "Real love is coming to a place...

Arab World

Syria: MECC rehabilitates six schools in Dara’a Governorate

mecc.org
: The Middle East Christian Association (MECC) Diakonia Department in Syria has rehabilitated six schools in Dara’a Al Balad and Kherbet Ghazaleh areas in Dara’a Governorate. Some 2,625 students will benefit from the project that included the rehabilitation of classrooms, playgrounds, and WASH infrastructure in addition to the rehabilitation of school fences, student desks, painting, electrical wiring and the installation of windows, tiles, wooden doors, and water tanks. This project contributed to improving the school environment and, consequently, enabling students to return to school especially that many of them were out of school during the years of the crisis. The MECC has rehabilitated more than 90 schools in various Syrian governorates since the beginning of the crisis.

Holy Land

The Wedding at Cana, the first "sign" of Jesus

custodia.org
: Cana is where Lord Jesus performed the first miracle, namely the transformation of water into wine during a wedding feast. It was Mary, His mother, who offered Him the opportunity to intervene. In this small village, an important stage of the pilgrimage to Galilee, the first "sign" made by Jesus is remembered. Vicar Custody Holy Land Br. Dobromir Jasztal, ofm said, "With the commemoration of the first miracle performed by Jesus here at Cana, we notice that Jesus begins to act, to carry out his mission among us. We must think about all that has followed, about all the miracles that Jesus performed during His ministry, during His earthly life, but also about all those that He is still performing in our lives." He added, "The presence of Jesus during the marriage is also very important:...