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Extrats from the Preparatory Document and from the Pope's Speeches
Prayerful, Practical Support on Synod sidelines
Among the many events organised on the sidelines of the Synod on the Middle East this past week was a meeting of the so-called ‘Coordination of
Mainstream Media Struggles to Find Synod Story
The Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East is into its second week, with the synod fathers continuing their small group
Intervention of Mr. Harald SUERMANN, Director, Middle East Division, "MISSIO" (GERMANY), auditor
Lay movements have a very important role because they bear witness to Christ and God’s Goodness in society with their actions and prayers. They do
Intervention of Mrs. Huda MUSHER, Director, "Caritas" (JORDAN), auditor
I can participate only as a simple grandmother, speaking out frankly.
What we expect from the Synod is that we go beyond talking about the past and
Intervention of Rev. Sister Daniella HARROUK, Superior General of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (LEBANON), auditor
- An act of thanks.
- A cry of alarm.
- A proposition.
Act of thanks to the Lord for the personal choice with which you have gratified me, Holy Father.
Intervention of Mons. Jacques ISHAQ, Titular Archbishop of Nisibi of the Chaldeans, Curia Bishop of Babylon of the Chaldeans (IRAQ)
The goal of the cultural institutions and Catholic universities is the formation of witnesses of Jesus Christ, which is carried out admirably in the
Intervention of Mons. Georges BAKAR, Titular Archbishop of Pelusium of the Greek-Melkites, Auxiliary Bishop and Protosyncellus of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites for Egypt and Sudan (EGYPT)
Education based on freedom is a primary question to obtain harmonious co-existence in a society made up of a plurality of religions.
This life in
Intervention of Mrs. Jocelyne KHOUEIRY, Founding member and President of the lay movement "La Libanaise-Femme di 31 May" (LEBANON), auditor
I would like to pause on the notion of “presence” as mentioned in the conclusion of the lineamenta. As a Christian woman belonging to the Church in
Intervention of Mr. Jacques F. EL KALLASSI, Director General of “Télé-lumière” and President of the Management Committee of “Noursat” (LEBANON), auditor
Information is the first power - weapon of the century - the primary origin of knowledge.
- The urgent need to create a new and universal strategy of
Intervention of Mr. Naguib KHOUZAM, General Supervisor of the SETI Center - Caritas Egypt (EGYPT), auditor
I suggest that the title be Christian contribution: a qualitative, distinct, and indispensable contribution.
In paragraph 115, in the social field our
Intervention of Mons. Youssef ABOUL EL KHER, Bishop of Sohag of the Copts (EGYPT)
At the level of all eparchies and ecclesial educational institutions, a common effort has been made in the concern for the preparation
Intervention of Mons. Chucrallah-Nabil HAGE, Archbishop of Tyr of the Maronites (LEBANON)
To fight in solidarity with others: the ADYAN Foundation (Instrumentum laboris, 106).
The individual in the Middle East, be he Christian or of another
Intervention of Mons. Francis Némé BAÏSSARI, Titular Bishop of Arado, Auxiliary Bishop and Syncellus for Joubbé (LEBANON)
The Near East was in great part Christian. Christ had left a message. Christianity was persecuted. With the Council of Nicea, the long series of
Intervention of Mons. Claudio Maria CELLI, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications (VATICAN CITY)
As aptly underlined by the Instrumentum Laboris (no. 67) and by the Relation (p.12), means of communication, traditional and new ones, offer a great
Intervention of Mons. Virgil BERCEA, Bishop of Oradea Mare, Gran Varadino of the Romanians (ROMANIA)
Many aspects unite our Romanian Church with the sister Churches of the Middle East: above all its being a “little flock”. The Greek Catholic Church
Intervention of Mons. Nicolas SAWAF, Archbishop of Lattakieh of the Greek-Melkites (SYRIA)
“For the Christians are distinguished from other men neither by country, nor language, nor the customs which they observe. For they neither inhabit
Intervention of Card. Zenon GROCHOLEWSKI, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education (VATICAN CITY)
The Church in the Middle East has a long educational tradition. Today thousands of Catholic scholastic institutions exist, with about 600,000
Report of Card. Péter ERDŐ, President of the "Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europae" (C.C.E.E.), for Europe
In the name of the European bishops represented by the Presidents of all the Episcopal Conferences of the continent, gathered ten days ago in Zagreb
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