by Dario Salvi | GATEWAY TO THE EAST

The changes caused by the pandemic in education will not 'disappear'. Online classes, a necessity in the early stages, are now "part of the educational environment". But families and teachers much prefer in person classes, which allows for better pupil development especially at a young age. Fr. Twal: learning 'from experience' by valuing alternative methods. 

On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.

| 27/10/2020

The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.

| 19/09/2019

Jamal Deibes is the patriarchal vicar for Jordan, while Rafic Nahra is the vicar for Israel. The former directed schools in Palestine, while the Lebanese priest is a great knowledge of the Jewish world. Patriarch Pizzaballa said that their mandate is “to teach, govern and sanctify”.

| 11/03/2022
by Dario Salvi


Israel has reopened its borders welcoming the first groups of pilgrims after two years of closures due to Covid-19. The Latin Primate reflects on a time in which "we have come to terms with fragility and solitude", but the desire "to start again" defining "objectives and prospects" is strong. The importance of a "synodal path" of "participation and mission". 


| 06/03/2022
by Dario Salvi

The Latin primate of Jerusalem expresses “bitterness and disappointment” as well as “concern” given Russia’s “important role” in the Middle East. Card Sako mentions Shia leader al-Sadr who is surprised by “conflict between Christian countries”. For the Armenian patriarch, ordinary people will feel the consequences.

| 26/02/2022

Jordanian and French researchers have uncovered a sanctuary dating back some nine thousand years. Inside is a series of traps used for hunting gazelles. The site provides new information on the hunting strategies, defined as "sophisticated". For Amman's Minister of Tourism it is a "spectacular addition" to the country's "archaeological gems".

| 25/02/2022
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