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Synod for the Middle East: fasting and prayer in Kirkuk
Promoted by the archbishop of Kirkuk, the initiative will involve all the faithful of the archdiocese until the eve of the Synod Assembly to be held in Rome October 10 to 24.
19/01/2010 VATICAN-MIDDLE EAST
Churches of the Middle East: witnesses of Jesus in a world with more shadows than lights
The working document of the Synod for the Middle East outlines the situation of Christians in the region and their future prospects. Life in Muslim countries as non-citizens, and while political Islam is growing. The need for ecumenical dialogue. The difficulties of Christians living in Arab countries and relations with the Jewish world.
05/10/2010 MIDDLE EAST
Christians in the Middle East: a meeting at PIME in Milan
On the eve of the Synod, a round table with figures from the Middle East: Mgr. Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar of Arabia, Mgr. Giacinto-Marcuzzo Boulos, Vicar of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Israel; Arlette Samman, head of the Focolare Movement for Lebanon. Appointment for October 9 at PIME Milan in via MosĂ© Bianchi 94.
14/09/2011 MIDDLE EAST - ITALY
The Christians of the Near East and Islamist ideology
At the 23rd European week on Euro-Mediterranean religious history, a series of interventions illustrate the great saga of the Churches of Antioch, from martyrdom to deportations, but also passionate evangelization and inter-religious and cultural dialogue. An overview by the editor of AsiaNews on the current situation of the Churches of the Near East in the throes of radical Islamism.
Synod for Middle East Churches: the common commitment of Iraqi Catholics and Orthodox
From May 26 to 27, priests and bishops of the Eastern Churches met in Sulaymaniyah in Kurdistan to discuss the common challenges of Catholics and Orthodox in view of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East. Main theme of the meeting, the exodus of Christians that affects both communities and is ignored by the West.
14/01/2010 VATICAN - MIDDLE EAST
Synod of Middle East Churches: mission and a return to dialogue
According to the Archbishop of Kirkuk (Iraq), one of the main driving forces behind the Synod, to save the Christian presence in the Muslim Middle East, a renewal of the identity of the original Church is needed: not as a cultural and "ethnic" group, but a mature adhesion to the faith. We need more unity among Christians, divided into countless groups and traditions. And a mature dialogue with Islamic communities, showing them the important contribution of Christians in the past and present history of Arab culture.
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