“Lebanon is more than a country — it is a message of freedom and an example of pluralism for East and West.” —Pope St. John Paul II
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Patriarch Pizzaballa explained that the Mass initiative would take place each year on the “Peace Day for the East.”
Patriarch Pizzaballa spoke of the “unique patrimony” of the city of Jerusalem, and said it was the responsibility of religious and secular authorities to protect the sacred land.
While Holy Land Christians differ regarding which side is more to blame for the latest eruption of violence, they agree the actions of both sides are bringing misery to millions of civilians.
According to a statement from the Turkish president’s office, President Erdogan told Pope Francis “that Palestinians would continue to be subjected to massacre as long as the international community did not punish Israel, which is committing humanitarian crimes with sanctions.”
An interview with Msgr. Gabriel Quicke, author of ‘A Spiritual Discovery of Christians in the Middle East’
Chorbishop Felix Dawood Al Shabi, who will take office as bishop of Zakho as soon as Covid-19 restrictions allow, discusses the challenges presented by his new mission in a strategic area of Iraqi Kurdistan.
The presidential directive, signed on June 2, prioritizes international religious freedom in foreign policy and overseas government aid projects, among other things.
Bishop Zaidan explained that it was not a question of privileging Christians in Lebanon over other religious groups in the country “making them servants,” but that Christians need to have an equal footing with every other group in the country and the same rights and voice in the political sphere.