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His Beatitude Cardinal Sako elaborates on problems facing Christian Iraqis and the future opportunities.

Following is the text of the article written by His Beatitude Patriarch Cardinal Mar Louis Raphaël Sako, Chaldean Patriarch in Iraq and the World, in which he analyzes the problems facing Christian Iraqis and the future opportunities awaiting them: In light of the current situation, prevailing chronic political “blockage” as well as retreat on several levels and facing the rise

June 29th, 2022|

Portugal: Jordan a major guest of 10th International Conference of Religious Tourism.

A Jordanian delegation consisting of the Jordan Tourism Board, the Baptism Site Authority, and the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) participated in the 10th International Conference of Religious Tourism which convened in Fatima, Portugal, and organized by the Portuguese ACISO Organization on June 23-24.   The opening ceremony, which was held at Paul VI Hall abutting the renowned

June 29th, 2022|

Holy Land: A new life is breathed into religious tourism.

It is also hoped that the Middle East will enjoy permanent peace and stability thus enabling tourists  to visit the Holy Land and  be blessed by Christian holy sites.   Custos of the Holy Land Fr. Francesco Patton issued a message on June 23, 2022 inviting pilgrims to visit the Holy Land.   He addressed pilgrims and friends saying, "I would

June 29th, 2022|

Syrian Catholic Bishops Highlight Complex Challenges in Middle East.

BEIRUT -- Although security issues in the Middle East have declined in recent years, the challenges that remain are "getting more complex, as we have entered a tunnel whose darkness has not yet subsided," Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan told the world's Syriac Catholic bishops.   The patriarch said an atmosphere of "anxiety and bewilderment over the future"

June 29th, 2022|

New guide helps pilgrims fully appreciate the Holy Land.

LEICESTER, United Kingdom – As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to ease, and people are allowed to travel again, the Holy Land is ready to welcome pilgrims. Michael Kelly, the editor of the Irish Catholic newspaper, is a frequent traveler to the Holy Land, and has written a new book to help his countrymen who want to visit the sites

June 29th, 2022|

U.S. Maronite bishop: ‘I’ve never seen Lebanon like this before’.

BEIRUT — Two U.S. Maronite Catholic dioceses are sponsoring 450 families each month in Lebanon and have provided several hundred thousand dollars for hospitalization costs. “I’ve never seen Lebanon like this before,” Maronite Bishop A. Elias Zaidan of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles told Catholic News Service in mid-June. “What concerns me the most,” he said of his

June 29th, 2022|

Those who make Gaza.

GAZA - Their names are George, Mohannad, Jennat, Rose or Nadia. They are drivers, journalists, administrators, secretaries, directors. They have families, dreams, passions, memories. They all have one thing in common: they live in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza, 41 km long and 6 to 12 km wide. These people are the faces of Gaza.  Until June 2007, Gaza was

June 29th, 2022|

Visit of the Patriarch to Gaza; “I’m a pastor, they’re my flock”

GAZA - Twice a year, His Beatitude Mgr Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, visits Gaza to meet the Christian community. This time, he came accompanied by Fr. Davide Meli, Chancellor of the Patriarchate, Fr. Carlos Ferrero, IVE, and Abdallah Dababneh, who studies at the Patriarchal seminary.  Five days across the Gaza Strip. Between visits, meetings, inaugurations and convivial times, the program of

June 29th, 2022|

Students in interreligious dialogue meet with Mgr Shomali and Mgr Nahra

JERUSALEM/NAZARETH - An international group of seventeen Russell Berrie students studying interreligious dialogue in Rome came to visit the Latin Patriarchate during their visit of the Holy Land, which completes their academic program. The students study at the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue, a center born out of a partnership between the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas

June 29th, 2022|