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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, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($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.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($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.
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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.
  • 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

By Fr. Rif'at Bader
: With the announcement made by Pope Francis regarding the proclamation of Paul VI a saint on...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa
By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org
: Caritas Jordan members of staff and a Salt Caritas team, alongside representatives of a the Mannonite Central Committee in Jordan, visited the Wadi Rayyan in Northern Ghor to distribute 2,000 school kits to poor and needy students in that region. A total of 495 school kits were presented to the Wadi Rayyan Secondary School for Girls in the...More
catholicherald.co.uk/
: Russian Orthodox leaders decided to 'break the Eucharistic communion' over the decision to recognise an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church The Russian Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow has cut ties with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, claiming his recognition of an independent Orthodox Church in Ukraine departed from...More
zenit.org
: Following is the Vatican-provided intervention of Mr. Safa Al Abbia, member of the Chaldean Church, Iraq, who is serving as an auditor in the Synod of Bishops, which those present agreed had received the most applause the whole Synod: Holy Father, Your Eminences, Dear Friends, Greetings from Mesopotamia, “the wounded Iraq”. I’m a 26-year-old Iraqi...More
lpj.org
: On Thursday, October 11 , 2018, Fr. Davide Meli, a priest of the Latin Patriarchate defended his thesis for Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. His presentation was on the “Ad Limina” Visits of three Latin Patriarchs in 1877, 1893 and 1913. Fr. Meli was born in Rome, Italy on April 22, 1984. He studied at...More
By Anne Kurian/ zenit.org
: “We feel that the Church is a family,” said the two Chinese Bishops attending the Synod on Young People, Monsignor Joseph Guo Jincai, Bishop of Chengde (Hebei), and Monsignor Jean-Baptiste Yang Xiaoting, Bishop of Yan’an (Shaanxi), during an October 13, 2018, interview with Vatican Radio-Vatican News. They are the two first Bishops of China to...More

World

El Salvador celebrates its first saint, whose legacy continues

By David Agren/ Catholic News Service
: Near the end of his homily at a Mass just prior to St. Oscar Romero's canonization, Jesuit Father Jose Maria Tojeira yelled to the crowd outside the Metropolitan Cathedral: "Viva Monsenor Romero!" (Long live Bishop Romero!) The overflow crowed lustily yelled back, "Que Viva!" (Long live!) "We're not venerating a body," Father Tojeira said, "rather someone who is alive, together with God and in the hearts of all Christians that want to continue with the reality of the Gospel." During the Oct. 14 at the Vatican -- very early morning in El Salvador -- Salvadorans gathered in the square outside the cathedral to watch the ceremony on big screens; others watched in their parishes. St. Romero was shot dead while celebrating Mass March 24, 1980. His legacy of showing a preference for the poor and...

Arab World

Iraq: Knights of Columbus teams with U.S. government to assist Assyrians

By John Burger/ aina.org
: A new collaboration between the Knights of Columbus and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) promises to expedite the material support Christians of the Near East require to rebuild and return to their homes in the wake of the Islamic State persecution. USAID and the Knights signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday, October 11, that will facilitate partnerships to help communities in the Middle East recover from genocide and persecution, USAID announced. USAID has over $195 million in planned and active assistance to support the recovery in Northern Iraq and is charged with implementing Vice President Mike Pence's "Genocide Recovery and Persecution Response Initiative in the Middle East Region," which he announced a year ago. The memorandum of understanding foresees...

Holy Land

The Comboni Sisters celebrate the temporary vows of novice

By Filippo De Grazia/ lpj.org
: On October 10, on the day St. Daniel Comboni is commemorated, the community of the Comboni Sisters in Jerusalem united with the joy of a novice for the profession of her first vows. The Mass, held at the Comboni Spirituality Center in Jerusalem, was celebrated by H.E. Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo, Latin Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem and Palestine; Comboni Fr. Jesus Villasenor from Mexico delivered the homily. The novice who made first vows is Ugandan Winifred Obbo; as stated in canon law, first vows or temporary vows represents only a first stage of consecrated life which, for the religious, finds its fulfillment only in the profession of perpetual vows. The novice Winifred Obbo has already completed two years of novitiate, first in Dubai and then, the last nine months, in Jerusalem...