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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($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.
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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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By Fr. Dr Rif’at Bader
: In 1847, the Holy See/ the Vatican re-launched the Latin Patriarchate after a residing patriarch in...More

Latin Patriarchate

asianews.it
: Archbishop Warda is worried about escalating violence in northern Syria, hopes "all the parties" will help protect "innocent civilians". People won’t take another conflict. At least 275,000 people have fled. In Turkey, police arrested four mayors elected with a Kurdish party. As a Church "our prayers and hopes" are always for an "end" to this "...More
By Saher Kawas/ lpj.org
: On Thursday, October 10, 2019, Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, attended the opening the “The Latins of Cyprus” exhibition, organized by the House of Representatives at the initiative of the Latin Community in Cyprus. The exhibition, which takes place at the...More
By Beatrice Guarrera/ custodia.org
: Two thousand years ago, the shores of the Sea of Galilee witnessed the action of Jesus. To commemorate the events that took place there, the friars of the Custody of the Holy Land went on a pilgrimage to Capernaum on Saturday, 12th October 2019, starting the celebration from the shore of Lake Tiberias. The passage from the Gospel in which Jesus...More
By Edward Clancy/ churchinneed.org
: President Trump's order to withdraw US troops from northeastern Syria effectively green-lit Turkey’s invasion of the region. With this shift in US policy, Turkey has been given an opening to reshape its borders and begin to carry out a multi-faceted strategy. As the crisis unfolds, one thing is clear: Christians and other minorities are again in...More
vaticannews.va
: During the 10th General Congregation which took place on the afternoon of 14 October, the participants in the Special Amazon Synod continued their work. In addition to Pope Francis, there were 177 Synod Fathers present, as well as other auditors, experts and invited guests. Vatican News – Vatican City Rethinking ministry in the Church in the light...More

World

Indian Catholics celebrate the canonization of Sr Mariam Thresia

By Anna Chiara Filice/ vaticannews.va
: The nun is the founder of the congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family in Kerala. Today more than 1,500 women religious work in India, Germany, Italy and Ghana. Of noble origins, the saint chose a life of penance and prayer. She opened the first school for girls in the state. She realised the value of the family to break caste discrimination. Many Indian Catholics have expressed an "immense joy" for the canonisation of an Indian nun and are proud to be "apostles to the world". ON October 13, Pope Francis canonized Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan (1876-1926), founder of the congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family, in the presence of more than a thousand Indian Catholics, mostly residents of the Italian capital, plus some 300 members of the congregation from across India....

Arab World

Vicar of Aleppo Mgr Abou Khazen slams US, Europe for betraying the Kurds

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: The United States "has betrayed the Kurdish people", deceiving them about a possible path towards "independence" from Syria and then abandoning them to their fate for their own reasons, said Mgr Georges Abou Khazen, apostolic vicar of Aleppo of the Latins, reacting to Turkey’s anti-Kurdish offensive in northern Syria. The prelate is also critical of Europe, whom "we do not trust. We do not believe in them. On the sixth day of fighting, they have done nothing so far" other than utter empty words and proclamations. "We are very worried about what is happening," said the vicar, "as a result of the Turkish invasion in the northeastern Syria. We already have tens of thousands of refugees, with many stories of people horribly killed on the ground, according to ISIS modus operandi: executed...

Holy Land

Bishop Shomali discusses with Ambassador Al-Qaisi religious trourism

By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org
: Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali welcomed on Monday, October 14, Jordan's newly appointed Ambassador to France Makram Mustafa Al-Qaisi at the Latin Vicariate in Amman. The meeting, attended by Fr. Anton Hreimat and Fr. Tuma Malak, included a review of relations between Jordan and the Catholic Church at a time when Jordan is one of the few countries in the world that has received four Popes on its soil, as well as being assiduously active alongside the Vatican in the fields of promoting and enhancing dialogue among various cultures and religions. Discussions also dealt with promoting Christian religious tourism to Jordan, being part of the Holy Land, as it includes several Christian historical sites most notably the Baptism Site of Lord Jesus Christ on the River...