AR | FR

مجلس البطاركة والاساقفة الكاثوليك في لبنان
اللجنة الأسقفية لوسائل الإعلام في لبنان
المركز الكاثوليكي للإعلام في لبنان

Subjects And Articles

Pope Francis on October 12, 2017, released a video message to the Brazilian People for the Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida in the Marian Year of the Jubilee of 300 Years from the discovery of the image of the Virgin Mary Aparecida:Celebrations of the third centenary of the discovery are underway at the National Shrine of Aparecida from October 10-12, 2017.The following is the full text of the video message from the Holy Father to the Brazilian people:Video Message...
(Vatican Radio)  A top Vatican official has said it necessary to proclaim the ‘right to sight’ as a universal law and an “ethical duty”.  “For this purpose, the Church asks for the help and involvement of the network of Catholic hospitals in the world and the experience of the most important non-governmental organizations dealing with blindness,” wrote Cardinal Peter Turkson, the Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human...
(Vatican Radio) Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin on Tuesday addressed the Child Dignity in the Digital World  world congress being held at Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University this week. In his speech to the conference the Cardinal spoke about "The Holy See and Its Commitment to Combatting Sex Abuse Online".Please find the English translation of Cardinal Parolin's speech:Dear President of the Senate, Your Eminences, Excellencies...
Vatican Radio) The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States has addressed the United Nations General Assembly, urging governments to do more to prevent wars, protect human dignity and work for a nuclear-free world.Archbishop Paul Gallagher’s speech was delivered on Monday in New York during the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, addressing the theme ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life on a Sustainable Planet’.Listen to Philippa...
The Holy See calls “for the protection of the rights of all Syrians”. On September 21, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States and Head of Delegation to the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, gave a statement at the High-level Meeting on the Syrian crisis organization by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.In his address, Archbishop Gallagher, on behalf of Pope...
“Nuclear arms give a false sense of security”: on September 20, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States and Head of Delegation to the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, gave a statement during the Tenth Conference to Facilitate the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.In his intervention, Archbishop Gallagher said that the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban...
(Vatican Radio) The Holy See Press Office has released the followingstatement concerning the case of Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared from Rome in 1983:Ahead of an upcoming book launch, two Italian newspapers this morning published a supposed document of the Holy See, which attests to the payment of large sums, by the Vatican, to maintain, outside of Italy, Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared from Rome on 22 June 1983.The Secretariat of State firmly denies...
Damascus (Agenzia Fides) - Christians in Syria are "no guests or migratory birds". They "are part of the origin of the nation, and without them there is no pluralistic Syria". This is what Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Sunday, September 17, to a large delegation of participants in a room of the Damascus Hall at the annual youth gathering organized by the Syriac Orthodox Church. Responding to the questions posed by some of the young people present, the Syrian leader...
For security reasons the Pope had to cancel is trip to South Sudan, which had been slated for October. To show his support for the suffering people of the world’s newest nation he arranged for a grant of $500,000 in famine relief in South Sudan, the majority of whose citizens are Christians. Those refugees who end up in Sudan face a particular form of humiliation and hardship—Christian children are forced to recite Islamic prayers before receiving food. Aid to the Church in...
Pope Francis, joining the US, the European Union and the United Kingdom, has recognized the crimes of ISIS against Christians and other minorities as genocide. That designation should make Iraq’s suffering minorities eligible for substantial international support and protection as they are reclaiming land and properties held by ISIS for almost three years. In this report, Aid to Church in Need speaks with a Syriac-Catholic family that recently returned to their heavily...
Mosul (Agenzia Fides) – After the liberation of the city of Mosul, from the militia of the self-styled Islamic State that had conquered the city in June 2014, now the ambition is "that all displaced people and the sons of religions, nationalities and creeds come back, including Christian Brothers in particular, to their homes in Mosul", because "the natural response to Daesh is to live together". This is what Iraqi Prime Minister Haider at Abadi said on Monday, 10 July, to a...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has pledged to donate about half a million dollars to support Church-run education, healthcare and agricultural projects in South Sudan.At a press conference in the Vatican on Wednesday, Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the office for Integral Human Development, led a panel of speakers giving details of those humanitarian projects, run by Caritas and by missionaries from different religious institutes. The cardinal also outlined...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday received in his Audience His  Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.During the meeting, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the Decrees concerning:- the martyrdom of the Venerable Servant of God Teresio Olivelli, Laity; Killed in hatred of the Faith on January 17, 1945;The heroic virtues of the Servant of God, Antonio Giuseppe...
(Vatican Radio) On the frontlines of need, assisting refugees and displaced people in the Middle East is the Church’s humanitarian umbrella organization, Caritas Internationalis.The local Caritas Jordan agency is on the ground throughout the  Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan bringing  emergency aid and long term development programmes to the huge numbers of  Syrian refugees hosted by the nation.Marking 50 years from its foundation this year, Caritas...
On June 13, Catholics honor the memory of the Franciscan priest St. Anthony of Padua. Although he is popularly invoked today by those who have trouble finding lost objects, he was known in his own day as the “Hammer of Heretics” due to the powerful witness of his life and preaching.The saint known to the Church as Anthony of Padua was not born in the Italian city of Padua, nor was he originally named Anthony. He was born as Ferdinand in Lisbon, Portugal during 1195, the...