Patriarch Bechara Boutros Raï, as head of the Maronite Church, offers a distinctly open and prophetic voice to the Lebanese people at a moment of profound religious and political upheaval across the Middle East.
by Father Robin Gibbons © Independent Catholic News – 9th May, 2021 Fr Robin Gibbons writes: At the beginning of St John Paul II’s Apostolic letter, Orientale Lumen of May 2nd 1995, this phrase appears: ‘…we believe that the venerable and ancient tradition of the Eastern Churches is an integral part of the heritage of […]
27 APRIL 2021, THE TABLET Christians in Iraq will only be able to live safely and securely if religion is separated from the state, the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church has warned. According to Cardinal Louis Sako, the Christian community continues to suffer discrimination in a country that does not recognise Christians as citizens […]
His Beatitude Cardinal Sako faces the challenge of leading an Eastern Church in a highly charged and often changing situation, which has witnessed the mass exodus of Eastern Christians from their homelands.
What is the Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians? The Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians is an annual day of prayer which enables Eastern and Western Christians to come together in communion through prayer. The event unites Latin rite dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church in Europe with dioceses of the Eastern Catholic Churches […]
Iraqi prelate says secular state is lone survival strategy for Middle East Christians ROME – Perhaps the most authoritative Catholic voice in Iraq has argued that survival of Christianity in the country depends on creation of a secular state where all forms of sectarianism are eradicated, allowing the nation to become an example of respectful […]
PUBLISHED COURTESY OF VATICAN NEWS. The United Nations release a report warning that no single Syrian family has been left unscathed in the decade long war in the country. A UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria has said in its latest report that no Syrian family had been left ‘unscathed’ by the conflict in the […]
PUBLISHED COURTESY OF VATICAN NEWS. The Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Baghdad urges those writing on social media about Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq to be “more positive and supportive of everything” in order to make it a success. Pope Francis “does not come to Iraq to solve all the problems” of the country. It is […]
PUBLISHED COURTESY OF VATICAN NEWS. The Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches asks for the intercession of St Maron for crisis-hit Lebanon. By Lisa Zengarini On the occasion of the Feast of Saint Maron, patron of the Maronite Church, on February 9, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, […]
PUBLISHED COURTESY OF VATICAN NEWS . The Holy See’s Press Office announces Pope Francis’ schedule for his upcoming Apostolic Visit to Iraq from March 5 – 8. The Holy See’s Press Office announces Pope Francis’ schedule for his upcoming Apostolic Visit to Iraq from 5 – 8 March 2021. Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to Iraq begins on […]