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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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Our Word

By Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader
: The headline, “Serving a wounded world in interreligious solidarity” is the title of a joint...More
By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org
: In the preface of a book in Italian titled, Per un sapere della pace (For Knowledge of Peace), Pope Francis encourages collaboration between the Church and universities for a world without war and violence. In this preface, Pope Francis reiterates the need to invest in the younger generations to address the challenges posed by climate change, war...More
custodia.org
: On Sunday, September 13, Br. Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land, celebrated Holy Mass at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher. The celebration had a special intention, namely to pray for all the benefactors of the Land of Jesus, on this day dedicated to the Pro Terra Sancta Collection, to which Christians around the world are invited to...More
By Linda Bordoni/ vaticannews.va
: As Lebanese politicians struggle to form a new government, the Secretary-General of Caritas Internationalis is on the ground in Beirut to bring the solidarity of the Church and organize relief efforts. Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate says he does not want to deviate from his mission of forming a government of specialist ministers, as efforts to...More
By Godfrey Kampamba/vaticannews.va
: The Bible is now available for the first time in the Pazande language spoken in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. South Sudan has launched the first edition of the Bible written in the local Pazande language. It was presented on 14 September by the Bishop of the diocese of Tombura-Yambio. Entitled...More
zenit.org
: “A very productive and successful meeting”. This is how His Exc. Mgr. Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, Bishop of Tombura-Yambio, defined the meeting together with His Exc. Mgr. Stephen Amenyu, Archbishop of Juba, with the President of the Republic of South Sudan, General Salva Kiir Mayardit, reported Fides News Agency. “We met the Head of State to...More

World

USA: Statue of Jesus in El Paso cathedral beheaded by vandal

cruxnow.com
: A 90-year-old statue in El Paso’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral was destroyed by a vandal on Tuesday, September 15. A suspect has been detained by El Paso police, and an investigation into the incident is ongoing. “I am in shock and we at the Cathedral are heartbroken over such an unexpected situation,” said Father Trini Fuentes, the cathedral rector. The statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was located in the center behind the main altar of the church, was attacked at around 10am, when the church was open for private prayer. “This statue is one of my favorite representations of Jesus—his arms open wide in welcome, his heart aflame with love for us. I would often take inspiration from this image as I prepared for Mass,” Bishop Mark Seitz said in a statement. “As sad as I am to see a...

Arab World

Lebanon in crisis: A country carries its Cross

Pascale G. Debbané/cnewa.org
: Pascale G. Debbané writes from Rome, where she represents the Middle East and Oceania for the Migrants and Refugees Section of The Holy See’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development. Monday, 14 September, marked 40 days after the Beirut explosion. On this day, the church celebrates the ancient Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. “Forty” is a traditional biblical number and is an invitation to us to reflect on the meaning of the cross after the tragedy of his crucifixion. The Lord is inviting us to carry his cross, and at the same time not to remain at the foot of this cross, but to live with him in a life anew. Lebanon has experienced many tragedies in the past few years. It was not easy to welcome and integrate 1.5 million refugees amid a financial crisis; many jobs were lost,...

Holy Land

Council of the Heads of Churches in Jordan issues statement

By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org
: In light of the rising number of people infected with Coronavirus, and in order to contribute to curtailing the spread of the pandemic, we decided on September 14, 2020 to suspend prayers and Holy Masses in all churches of the Kingdom for a period of 14 days effective Thursday, September 14, 2020. According to the directives issued by Prime Minister Dr. Omar Razzaz No. 10/13/1/9486 dated May 5, 2020, and the statement issued by Minister of Information Amjad Al-Adaileh on September 14, 2020, which state that “the president of the Council of the Heads of Churches in Jordan would undertake precautionary measures to be followed by all Churches at this time”, we allow the priests in all Churches in the Kingdom to perform the sacraments of marriage and baptism in accordance with the dates set...