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Agenzia Fides

Patriarch Raï: “Lebanese people are similar to a flock without a shepherd”.

The Patriarch entrusts the nation to St. Charbel Diman (Agenzia Fides). The Lebanese people, hungry and bent by the crisis, appear similar to a flock …

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The Tablet

Lebanon church leaders plan ‘summit’ for recovery road map

13 JULY 2021, THE TABLET By Catherine Pepinster. Church leaders in Lebanon are planning to hold a summit with Muslim leaders about the future of …

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CRUX News

Lebanon’s delicate religious balance at risk amid ongoing crisis

CRUX 08/07/2021 – ROME In addition to Lebanon’s political and financial woes, another major challenge the country faces, according to Cardinal Béchara Boutros Raï, is …

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Vatican News

Pope’s prayer for Lebanon: May we sink our roots in the dream of peace

Vatican News 08/07/2021 At the end of a World Day of prayer and reflection for Lebanon, in which Lebanon’s Christian leaders joined Pope Francis in …

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Vatican News

Lebanon’s Christian leaders around the Pope in prayer for the nation

Vatican News 01/07/2021 Christian leaders of Lebanon gathered around Pope Francis in the Vatican on Thursday for a Day of Prayer and Reflection for Lebanon. …

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Events

The future of Christianity in Lebanon and the wider region – 8 July 2021

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.

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Independent Catholic News

Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians

by Father Robin Gibbons © Independent Catholic News – 9th May, 2021 Fr Robin Gibbons writes: At the beginning of St John Paul II’s Apostolic …

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Vatican News

Iraq needs ‘secular’ government says cardinal Sako in FACE webinar

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 …

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Events

The future of Christianity in Iraq – 24 April 2021

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.

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Events

Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians – 9th May 2021

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 …

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CRUX News

Future of Christianity in Iraq

Iraqi prelate says secular state is lone survival strategy for Middle East Christians ROME – Perhaps the most authoritative Catholic voice in Iraq has argued …

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Vatican News

UN highlight decade of conflict in Syria

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 …

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Vatican News

Chaldean Patriarch: It is wrong to expect Pope to solve Iraq’s problems

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 …

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Vatican News

Cardinal Sandri invokes intercession of St Maron for Lebanon

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 …

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Vatican News

Pope Francis’ programme for Apostolic Visit to Iraq announced.

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 – …

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Vatican News

Pope Francis on Human Fraternity: We are all born of the same Father.

PUBLISHED COURTESY OF VATICAN NEWS . Pope Francis highlights the theme of fraternity in a video message for the first International Day of Human Fraternity celebrated on …

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Vatican News

This is why His Holiness Pope Francis will go to Iraq

PUBLISHED COURTESY OF VATICAN NEWS Father Rif’at Bader, Director of The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), provides historical and contextual background to Pope …

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Vatican News

Bishop Yaldo: Pope’s visit to Iraq an immense joy for Christians

PUBLISHED COURTESY OF VATICAN NEWS If plans go ahead, Pope Francis will become the first pontiff to visit Iraq, when he visits the Muslim majority …

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Vatican News

Cardinal Sako: the Pope comes to encourage Christians to remain in the Middle East

PUBLISHED COURTESY OF VATICAN NEWS Pope Francis will visit Iraq from 5 to 8 March 2021, his first Apostolic Journey since November 2019. Cardinal Louis …

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Interview

Fr Jamal Khader: “We need to keep hope alive” in Palestine

It is easy to feel despair of the unjust situation for the Palestinians, who are experiencing daily humiliation, annexation of land, growing settlements, land grabbing …

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Vatican News

Syrian refugees hit hard by COVID-19 economic downturn

PUBLISHED COURTESY OF VATICAN NEWS he United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) notes that the economic downturn has pushed hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in …

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