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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.
  • 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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By Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader
: After the elapse of ten years since the convening of the Synod of the Catholic Church for the...More
By Elise Ann Allen/ cruxnow.com
: When leaders in South Sudan missed a second deadline to implement a peace agreement and form a transitional government in November 2019, Pope Francis stepped in saying he would pay the troubled country a visit if they were able to end the country’s nearly 7-year conflict. On February 22, 2020 South Sudanese leaders took a giant step toward making...More
lpj.org
: To Bishops, all Priests, Religious Men and Women and the Faithful of the Latin Diocese of Jerusalem Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, May the Lord give you peace! The threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has prompted us to issue some precautionary guidelines as this virus has rapidly spread to many areas and countries around the...More
By Linda Bordoni/ vaticannews.va
: Addressing the crowds in St. Peter’s Square for the General Audience,on Wednesday, February 26, Pope Francis turned his thoughts to the people of Iraq and said he is praying for the country. In his greetings to the Arabic pilgrims, the Pope said he welcomed the faithful from Syria, Egypt, the Middle East and especially those from Iraq. He...More
By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org
: On Thursday, February 27, French Ambassador to Jordan Mrs. Vero Ful-me; Bishop Joseph Jbarah, archbishop of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Petra and Philadelphia; and Director of Caritas Jordan Mr. Wael Suleiman inaugurated "The House of Sisters " in Karak. During the inauguration ceremony, the French ambassador said: "In Karak and in...More
John Pontifex and Thomas Oswald/ indcatholicnews.com
: Asia Bibi has given a landmark interview saying that her faith in Christ was what got her through her long ordeal behind bars. In an interview on Wednesday, February 26, with Aid to the Church in Need, the Christian woman from Pakistan, sensationally acquitted last year, gave a powerful account of how her faith helped her through her darkest...More

World

Pope at Ash Wednesday Mass: We are dust loved by God

By Devin Watkins/ vaticannews.va
: Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Ash Wednesday, February 26, in the Basilica of Santa Sabina, and reminded us that we are dust that can become much more if we allow ourselves to be shaped by God. Following an ancient Ash Wednesday tradition, Pope Francis began the “stational” liturgy at the church of Sant’Anselmo before leading a penitential procession to the Basilica of Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill where he celebrated Mass. In his homily, the Pope reflected on ashes imposed on the foreheads of the faithful at the start of Lent. DUST LOVED BY GOD “We are dust in the universe,” he said. “Yet we are dust loved by God.” The Holy Father added that we are precious dust that is destined for eternal life. “We are the dust of the earth, upon which God has poured out his heaven, the dust that...

Arab World

'Lent of solidarity' for Christians in Mosul and the Nineveh Plain

asianews.it
: Christians in Mosul and the Nineveh Plain are preparing to live "a Lent of solidarity", the “key word" that "inspires" deeds and actions, this according to Fr. Paul Thabit Mekko, head of the Christian community in Karamles (Karemlash), Nineveh plain (northern Iraq), The Chaldean priest has helped thousands of refugees who fled their homes in the summer of 2014 as a result of the rise of the Islamic State (IS) group, and has played a leading role in the reconstruction work. Speaking to AsiaNews, he explained that “people are filling the churches" during "celebrations and meetings to strengthen ties and overcome divisions.” At present, “the priority is to bring the community together, overcome divisions and boost solidarity, especially for those families who have nothing or are down on...

Holy Land

King Abdullah II: Christians, an integral part of the region, have a role to play

jordantimes.com
: His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, received, at Al Husseiniya Palace on Wednesday, February 26, the primates of Orthodox Churches participating in the Amman Gathering of the Orthodox Primates and Delegates on Dialogue and Unity. During the meeting--attended by HRH Prince Ghazi, His Majesty’s chief adviser for religious and cultural affairs and personal envoy--the King stressed that Christians are an integral part of the region, and they have a key role in its present and future, according to a Royal Court statement. His Majesty underscored that Jordan will persist in upholding its historical responsibility to safeguard Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, in line with the Hashemite Custodianship, and preserve the city’s historical and legal...