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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.
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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: 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.
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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: 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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Amman-en.abouna.org
: Fr. Vítor Coutinho, vice-rector of Our Lady of Fatima grotto in Portugal, and the accompanying...More
FInés San Martín/ cruxnow.com
: Diplomats around the world will tell you that the Catholic Church is a remarkable intelligence network, one with personnel always front and center in countries marred by man-made or natural crises. Perhaps the leading case in point is Caritas Internationalis, the umbrella organization that serves as a federation for more than 160 national Catholic...More
By Ferdinand Patinio/ pna.gov.ph
: Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle was elected anew as the President of Caritas Internationalis (CI)on Friday, May 24. The cardinal was elected at the CI headquarters in Rome during the General Assembly of the global confederation of Catholic charities which started on May 23 until May 28. The meeting, which is being held every four...More
By Linda Bordoni/ vaticannews.va
: Responding to the needs of the people of Sri Lanka, affected by a spate of bomb attacks on Easter Sunday, is Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC, the social arm of the nation’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Its director speaks about the massive fallout from the attacks that has thrown the national reconciliation process completely off-track. The Easter...More
By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org
: A delegation from Jordan is currently participating in the XXI General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis which began Thursday, May 23, which started with a solemn Mass celebrated by Pope Francis. The Pope addressed the regional and national delegations from all over the world urging them to continue their path along the “three essential elements...More
By Robin Gomes/ vaticannews.va
: The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) have launched a joint document to encourage Churches and Christian organizations to reflect on the structural roots that have led to the disruption of world peace. The document titled, "Education for Peace in a Multi-Religious World: A...More

World

Pope to Caritas: The Gospel is our programme of life

vaticannews.va
: Humility, communion, and renunciation are three "essential elements" for the Church to go forward, Pope Francis says in his homily during Mass with representatives of Caritas Internationalis. In his homily during Mass for the Opening of the XXI General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis, on Thursday, May 23, Pope Francis reflected on the “first great meeting in the history of the Church”, described in the day’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles. He warned against the temptation of a “cult of efficiency”, of wanting the Church to have everything in order. “The Lord does not work that way,” but instead sends the Holy Spirit. The Gospel, he insisted “is our program of life. It teaches us that questions should not be confronted with a ready-made recipe, and that the faith is not a road...

Arab World

Archbishop Warda: "Save Iraqi Christians suffering from genocide''

By John Potifex/ acnuk.org
: An Iraqi Church leader has met UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and called on the British Government to provide urgent help to prevent persecuted minority faith groups from dying out in their ancient homelands. At meetings in London on Tuesday, 21st May 2019, Catholic Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil appealed to the UK Government to provide direct aid to Christians and others who have suffered genocide in Iraq. The Archbishop, who also met Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, went on to ask the UK to apply diplomatic pressure to the Government of Iraq to improve security and end institutionalized discrimination against Christians and other minorities. Later that day, at a meeting in the House of Commons organized by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in...

Holy Land

Celebration of the ministries of lector and acolyte in Galilee

By Dr. Augusta Fiore/ lpj.org
: On May 14, 2019, at the Church of the Twelve Apostles and Seventy-Two disciples in the Domus Galilaeae on the Mount of Beatitudes, a Eucharistic Celebration took place that saw the conferring of the admission of seminarians from the Redemptoris Mater of Galilee: Giovanni Comin, Roman Savluk, Paolo Sepich, and Samuel Tobar to the ministry of the lector, while Mateo Alvarez Serna was admitted to the ministry of the acolyte. Present at the ceremony was Fr. Hanna Kildani, Patriarchal Vicar for Israel, who presided over the celebration alongside the Rector, formators, fellow seminarians from the Redemptoris Mater of Galilee and the sisters and brothers that carry out their respective missions at the Seminary and the Domus Galilaeae. Present at this celebration were also the brothers from the...