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LEBANON – MIDDLE EAST
Greek Catholic Synod focused on anti-Christian violence and families in crisis
The Melkite Catholic Church held its annual meeting on 15-20 June in Ain Trez, Lebanon. At the pastoral level, the Fathers agreed to set up centres of catechesis and Christian preparation for marriage. They wholeheartedly expressed their support for the pope's proposal to have a single date for Easter. They also stressed the ecumenism of "blood" of Christians of Iraq and Syria.
22/06/2016 09:11:00 LEBANON - SYRIA
Gregory III to "rebel" Melkite bishops: I will not resign under illegal and deceptive pressures
The Greek-Catholic synod due to have taken place two days ago lacked a quorum, with the absence of 10 bishops. They accuse the Patriarch of having bankrupted the Church patrimony. The faithful are scandalized. The Congregation for Eastern Churches pushes for dialogue.
Church of Karachi begins Lenten preparation
Each year, the local Catechetical Centre organizes meditations and gatherings with prayer and singing, to help the faithful to live Lent. An activity joined by more and more faithful.
03/10/2005 LEBANON SYNOD ON THE EUCHARIST
Lebanon marks the start of the Synod with celebrations and prayers
Indonesian Minister: Catholics, an example to follow in preparation for marriage and family
Speaking at a national conference sponsored by the bishops, the Head of the Minister for Religious Affairs welcomes the example and the values of Catholics. The Church shows the "great competency" in preparing the wedding and can also serve as an example to Muslims. Diversity a source of wealth.
18/06/2013 LEBANON - SYRIA
Beirut: appeal for Catholic-Orthodox unity and an end to the war in Syria
The synods of the Melkite Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches got underway today in Lebanon. As the bishops pray for Mgrs Bouls Yazigi and Youhanna Ibrahim, abducted on 22 April, Gregory III Laham, patriarch of Antioch, criticises the Western decision to send weapons to the rebels. For the bishops, Christians in Syria and Lebanon have a duty to bear witness to the Gospel with their lives. This is the true "political action" and duty that every believer must undertake. The Melkite Church plans to set up a solidarity committee in Syria to help the needy and rebuild destroyed or damaged churches.
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