“Let us work together to replace despair with HOPE, fear with human SECURITY and humiliation with DIGNITY”

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Cathedral in Iraq’s largest Christian town to be rebuilt in 2020.

The Great Al-Tahira Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Bakhdida remains charred black inside, five years after the Islamic State plundered and set it aflame; however, in 2020 the Syriac Catholic cathedral will be restored as Iraq’s largest Christian community fights to rebuild and regain what was lost. “It is a very significant church because it was built from the donations of

January 3rd, 2020|

Chaldean patriarch: the time has come for Iraq to have a Christian party.

There are prominent Christians in politics, law, and culture. For card Sako, it is essential to avoid dispersing strength and skills, dividing the community into parties and factions. Emigration abroad and marginalisation at home are the first challenges to face. Citizenship and the constitution are the bases for living together. Baghdad (AsiaNews) – Chaldean Patriarch Card Louis Raphael Sako said

January 3rd, 2020|

Homily of Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa for New Year 2020.

Homily for New Year 2020 January 1, 2020 Most Reverend Excellencies, Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Lord give you peace! This year, as with the previous year, I take the liberty of not commenting on the Word of God just proclaimed, but rather to reflect with you on the meaning of this day; a day has been

January 3rd, 2020|

Caritas Jordan, Dar Abu Abdullah sign agreement designed to support needy families.

On December 31, 2019, Caritas Jordan and Dar Abu Abdullah (DAA) signed a partnership agreement aimed at massing joint efforts in supporting needy families in Jordan by providing healthcare services and health awareness lectures for individuals. The agreement was signed by Director of Dar Abu Abdullah Samer Bulqaz, and the Director of Caritas Jordan Wael Suleiman. DAR ABU ABDALLAH DAA

January 3rd, 2020|

CCSM reviews 2019 panorama of religions.

At the end of 2019, the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) would like to extend well wishes to friends, as well as to media and press agencies on the advent of the new year 2020, and to review, as usual, the most prominent events related to religions witnessed in the local, regional and global arenas. The outset of

January 3rd, 2020|

The CCSM presents Pope’s message for Peace 2020.

The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan has presented Pope Francis’ Message for the World Day of Peace marked on January 1, 2020 which is titled, “Peace as a Journey of Hope: Dialogue, Reconciliation and Ecological Conversion”. CCSM Director Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader said that Pope Francis stresses that peace is a great and precious value, the

January 3rd, 2020|

Christmas speech of Archbishop Pizzaballa to His Majesty King Abdullah II.

Your Majesty King Abdullah II Your Highness Prince Ghazi This year, as with every year, we meet to celebrate Christmas with you. Christmas is the main feast for the Christians in the Holy Land. On this occasion, it is wonderful to see how many gather around the Christian community to wish them well, to show solidarity and affection. In these

January 3rd, 2020|

Homily of Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa for Midnight Mass, Christmas 2019.

Christmas 2019 – Midnight Mass Homily Bethlehem, December 24, 2019 Dear Mr. President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, Dear Mr. Musa Bek Al Daud, Representative of His Majesty King Abdullah II Honorable Diplomats Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, May the Lord give you Peace! My greetings to the faithful of our diocese of Jerusalem residing in Jordan,

January 3rd, 2020|

A Christmas Message From Bishop Azar 2019.

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. Luke 2:15-16 Dear sisters and

December 26th, 2019|

Christmas message of Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa 2019.

Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate “The shepherds said to each other: «Let us go therefore to Bethlehem, let us see this event that the Lord has made known to us». They went without delay and found Mary and Joseph and the child, lying in the manger” (Lk 2:15-16). The Christmas Gospels, like those of Easter, are replete with verbs of

December 26th, 2019|