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Emigration and Immigration

Extrats from the Preparatory Document    
Intervention of Card. Lubomyr HUSAR, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyč (UKRAINE), “IN SCRIPTIS”
I intend to intervene on two topics that, among numerous others, are present in the Instrumentum laboris and that constitute elements that require  
Intervention of H. Exc. Barnaba EL SORYANY, Bishop of the Coptic-Orthodox Diocese of Saint George Roma (ITALY), Fraternal Delegate
His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, entrusted me with the mission to attend the Synod as his  
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Intervention of Mr. Paul SAGHBINI, Hospitalier of the Lebanese Association of the Knights of Malta (LEBANON), auditor
The future of Christians in our part of the world is conditioned by political and social factors, in which religion can have a direct influence.  
Intervention of Mons. Jean-Clément JEANBART, Archbishop of Alep of the Greek-Melkites (SYRIA)
Emigration is a universal phenomenon that finds its reasons for being and its downfalls in each society.
The extraordinary means of communication
Intervention of Prof. Agostino BORROMEO, Governor-General of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (ITALY), auditor
This intervention is focused on the theme of emigration (no.43 48 of the Instrumentum Laboris). It is apparent that the phenomenon of emigration in  
Intervention of H. Exc. Armash NALBANDIAN, Bishop of Damascus, Primate (SYRIA)
1. Emigration.
We, the Christian churches, are suffering from a big problem concerning the emigration of our faithful believers. That is not because
Intervention of H. Em. Mar Gregoios Yohanna IBRAHIM, Metropolitan of Alep (SYRIA)
First of all His Eminence Gregorios presented the greetings from His Beatitude the Patriarch to His Holiness Benedict XVI, and expressed his wish  
Intervention of Mons. Grégoire Pierre MELKI, Titular Bishop of Batnae of the Syrians, Patriarchal Exarch of the Patriarchate of Antioch of the Syrians (JERUSALEM)
By request from the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land, I will speak about Migration and the Holy Land. The phenomenon of migration has  
Intervention of Card. Peter Kodwo Appiah TURKSON, President of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace (VATICAN CITY)
From a reading of the Instrumentum laboris of this synod, what emerges is the need to spread more widely awareness
Intervention of Card. André VINGT-TROIS, Ordinary for the faithful of the Eastern rite outside France without ordinaries of their own rite (FRANCE)
Card. André VINGT-TROIS, Archbishop of Paris, Ordinary for the faithful of the Eastern rite outside France without ordinaries of their own rite,  
Intervention of Mons. Ibrahim Michael IBRAHIM, Bishop of Saint-Sauveur de Montréal of the Greek-Melkites (CANADA)
In the first place, I wish to underline that the Eastern Christians have difficulties in surviving in several of their countries, the Eastern  
Intervention of Mons. Georges KAHHALÉ ZOUHAÏRATY, Titular Bishop of Abila Lysaniae, Apostolic Exarch for the Greek-Melkite Faithful living in Venezuela (VENEZUELA)
With reference to numbers 43 to 48 of chapter 4 regarding the topic of “Emigration”, it is very important to consider: What will the future of this  
Intervention of Mons. Sylvester Carmel MAGRO, Titular Bishop of Salde, Apostolic Administrator of the Apostolic Vicariate of Benghazi (LIBYA)
The Franciscan Friars Minor came to Libya in 1628 in order assist the many Christian slaves who were captured in battle, and have remained there ever  
Intervention of Mons. Robert Joseph SHAHEEN, Bishop of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles of the Maronites (USA)
It is definitely a sign of the time to gather in this Synod to discuss the Catholic Church in the Middle East: Communion and Witness.
In reflecting
Intervention of Mons. Berhaneyesus Demerew SOURAPHIEL, President of the Council of the Ethiopian Church, President of the Episcopal Conference (Ethiopia and Eritrea) (ETHIOPIA)
Ethiopia has about 80 million inhabitants, half of whom will be approximately below the age of 25. The great challenge which the country faces is  
Intervention of Mons. Dimitrios SALACHAS, Titular Bishop of Carcabia, Apostolic Exarch for the Catholics of Byzantine Rite living in Greece (GREECE)
The massive emigration of Eastern Catholic faithful from the Middle East to the West in territories of Latin ecclesiastical districts is an urgent  
Intervention of Mons. François EID, Bishop of Cairo of the Maronites (ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT)
Confessionalism in the Islamic societies where many Christians live and bear witness in the Middle East deeply affects their spirit and their  
Intervention of Rev. F. Ab. Semaan ABOU ABDOU, Superior General of the Mariamite Maronite Order (USG)
The reasons for emigration are political and ecumenical to which have also to be added security and stability issues. And that will influence the  
Intervention of Mons. Vartan Waldir BOGHOSSIAN, Apostolic Exarch for the faithful of the Armenian Rite living in Latin America and Mexico
The great movement of humanity with its numerous causes has shifted large numbers of the faithful outside the patriarchal territory. The numerous  
Intervention of Mons. Louis SAKO, Archbishop of Kerkuk of the Chaldeans, Patriarchal Administrator of Sulaimaniya of the Chaldeans (IRAQ)
Liturgical reformation based upon sacred scripture, but also the patristics and pastoral demands of today. Otherwise our faithful will go looking for  
Report of Card. Roger Michael MAHONY, Archbishop of Los Angeles (USA), for North America
On behalf of the Bishops and the Catholics in North America, I am pleased to offer my greetings to all our brother Bishops and Catholics from the  
Report of Card. Polycarp PENGO, President of the "Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar" (S.E.C.A.M.), for Africa
I am speaking here in the name of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) of which I am the current president.
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