Archivi tag: patriarch

ASIA/IRAQ – Patriarch Sako: digital platforms and social media used to harm the Church

Baghdad – In the age of the internet, the spread of social networks and the increase in blogs and digital platforms have disproportionately multiplied the dissemination of articles critical of the church. However, they would often be written by individuals who are unfamiliar with Christian doctrine and authentic knowledge and aim to “replace the facts… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/IRAQ – Patriarch Sako to the Chaldean youth: in the Church, enlivened by Christ, your role is not “decorative”

Baghdad – “I would like to express to each of you my closeness and understanding for the difficulties and emergencies you are facing, but also to tell you that there is no reason to despair. The Lord calls us to be a living and strong Church, a Church that bears his word, his love and… Leggi tutto »

ASIEN/IRAK – Patriarch Sako an junge chaldäische Christen: “Ihr habt keine dekorative Funktion”

Bagdad – “Ich möchte jedem von euch meine Verbundenheit und mein Verständnis für die Schwierigkeiten und Notlagen ausdrücken, mit denen ihr konfrontiert sind, eucch aber auch sagen, dass es keinen Grund gibt, zu verzweifeln. Der Herr ruft uns auf, eine lebendige und starke Kirche zu sein, eine Kirche, die sein Wort, seine Liebe und sein… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/EGYPT – Coptic Patriarch Tawadros: Christians here are not “second class citizens”

Cairo – Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II praises Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi, invokes divine blessings on the champion footballer Mohamed Salah and holds back – for the moment – on any projects aimed at making a film about the life of his predecessor , Coptic Patriarch Shenuda III, who passed away in 2012.… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/EGYPT – Patriarch Tawadros and Grand Imam Al Tayyeb celebrate ten years of activity of the “House of the Egyptian Family”

Cairo – The ten-year anniversary of the “House of the Egyptian Family”, which sees itself as an interreligious liaison and aims to prevent or defuse sectarian conflicts, took place under the motto “10 years of love, cooperation and brotherhood”. The Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Tavadros II and Sheikh Ahmed al Tayyeb, Grand Imam… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/LEBANON – Maronite Patriarch wants to mediate “institutional compromise”: “Problems are not solved on the street”

Beirut – An “institutional compromise” to overcome the crisis following the tragic events of Thursday October 14th, when seven Shiite demonstrators in Beirut were killed by snipers on the roofs of the Christian neighborhood of Tayyouneh-Ain al Remmaneh, suggested Cardinal Béchara Boutros Raï, Patriarch of the Maronite Church, who attended a series of meetings with… Leggi tutto »

ASIEN/LIBANON – Maronitischer Patriarch will “institutionellen Kompromiss” vermitteln: „Probleme werden nicht auf der Straße gelöst“

Beirut – Einen “institutionelle Kompromiss“ zur Überwindung der Krise nach den tragischen Ereignissen vom Donnerstag, den 14. Oktober, als sieben schiitische Demonstranten in Beirut von Scharfschützen getötet wurden, die auf den Dächern des christlichen Viertels Tayyouneh-Ain al Remmaneh Stellung bezogen hatten, schlug Kardinal Béchara Boutros Raï, Patriarch der maronitischen Kirche, am gestrigen Dienstag, den 26.… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/LEBANON – Maronite Patriarch after riots in Tayyouneh: “It is the duty of the State to protect its people”

Beirut – The State has the task of “protecting its people”. And if this does not happen, those who “defend their dignity and the security of their surroundings” should not be treated as a “scapegoat”, said Cardinal Béchara Boutros Raï, Patriarch of the Maronite Church, about the current situation in Lebanon, where seven Shiite demonstrators… Leggi tutto »

ASIEN/LIBANON – Maronitischer Patriarch nach Ausschreitungen in Tayyouneh: “Es ist Aufgabe des Staates sein Volk zu schützen“

Beirut – Der Staat habe die Aufgabe, “sein Volk zu schützen”. Und wenn dies nicht geschehe, dürfe man diejenigen, die “ihre Würde und die Sicherheit ihrer Umgebung” verteidigen nicht zum “Sündenbock” machen, so Patriarch der maronitischen Kirche, Kardinal Béchara Boutros Raï, über die aktuelle Lage im Libanon, wo sieben schiitische Demonstranten am Donnerstag, den 14.… Leggi tutto »

ASIEN/IRAK – Chaldäischer Patriarch besucht neuen Patriarchen der assyrischen Kirche des Ostens: “Vereint in Christus“

Erbil – Die Lage der einheimischen christlichen Gemeinden im Irak und deren Zukunft standen im Mittelpunkt des Besuchs des chaldäische Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako beim neu gewählten Patriarchen der assyrischen Kirche des Ostens, Mar Awa III. am gestrigen Donnerstag, 21. Oktober. Kardinal Sako, der eine kleine chaldäische Delegation anführte, wurde von Patriarch Mar Awa in… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/IRAQ – “United in Christ”. Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako pays a visit to Mar Awa III, the new Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East

Erbil – The condition of the indigenous Christian communities in the delicate historical phase crossed by Iraq and the future that awaits them in the lands of their millenary roots were at the center of the visit made on Thursday, October 21 by Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako to Mar Awa III, newly elected Patriarch… Leggi tutto »

ASIEN/SYRIEN – Patriarch Absi: “Verkündigung findet durch eine Kraft statt, die nicht die unsere ist”

Latakia – In der heutigen Zeit, in der der Glaube “in vielen Regionen der Welt schwindet”, könne man nicht durch menschliche Strategien Christ werden und bleiben. Man k´önne im Glauben nur gedeihen, wenn man “eine Kraft am Werk sieht, die nicht die unsere ist, sondern die des Heiligen Geistes, der in uns wirkt”. Dies betont… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/SYRIA – Melkite Patriarch Youssef Absi: the Gospel can be proclaimed only for “a force that is not ours”

Latakia – In the present time, in which faith “is dying out in many regions of the world”, one cannot become and remain Christian by virtue of human strategies and formation courses. One can flourish and persevere in faith only if one sees at work “a force that is not ours, but that of the… Leggi tutto »

ASIEN/IRAK: Chaldäischer Patriarch Sako: “Liturgie ist keine Show“

Bagdad – Die chaldäische Liturgie sei keine „Show”, sondern “der stärkste Ausdruck des lebendigen Glaubens der Kirche”, das Werk Christi selbst, der uns durch sie “zum Eintritt in sein Ostergeheimnis aufruft“, dies bekräftigte der irakische Kardinal Luis Raphael Sako, Patriarch der chaldäischen Kirche, in einer von Patriarchat veröffentlichten Erklärung des Patriarchen laufenden Prozess der liturgischen… Leggi tutto »

ASIEN/IRAK – Parlamentswahl: Chaldäischer Patriarch schließt sich dem Aufruf des Großajathollahs Al Sistani zur Teilnahme an

Bagdad – Im Vorfeld der Parlamentswahlen, bei denen die irakischen Bürger die 329 Mitglieder des neuen Parlaments wählen werden, schließt sich das chaldäische Patriarchat der Stimme des Großajatollahs Ali al-Sistani an, der die Bürger, zur eindringlich Teilnahme an der Wahl am kommenden Sonntag, den 10. Oktober, aufruft. In einer vom chaldäischen Patriarchen Luis Raphael Sako… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/IRAQ – Chaldean Patriarch Sako: the future of Christians in the Middle East depends above all on them

Baghdad – The presence of Christian communities in the Middle East and their survival in the lands of the first apostolic preaching call into question “first of all” the responsibilities of Middle Eastern Christians themselves, who are also called to “admit their mistakes” to free themselves from a persistent “sectarian mentality” in order to build… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/LEBANON – Crisis in Christian schools, the Syrian Catholic Patriarch exempts families from paying school fees

Beirut – The Syrian Catholic Patriarch Ignace Youssef III Younan, has given instructions to exempt the families of Syrian Catholic students who attend schools connected to the Patriarchate from the payment of school fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. This was reported by the communication bodies of the Siro-Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch, specifying that the… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/MIDDLE EAST – Patriarch emeritus Michel Sabbah: “The future of Christians in the Middle East is not a question of numbers, but of faith”

Antelias – The questions, and also the uncertainties about the future of Christians in the Middle East, “are not primarily a question of numbers, even if numbers are important, but rather a question of faith”. This was stated by the Palestinian Archbishop Michel Sabbah, Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem of the Latins, referring to the numerous… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/LEBANON – Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian is the new Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians

Rome – The Armenian Catholic Synod of Bishops, convened by the Holy Father in Rome on September 22nd, 2021, elected the new Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians on Thursday, September 23rd. It is Raphaël François Minassian, currently titular Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia and bishop for the Armenian Catholic faithful of Eastern Europe. The… Leggi tutto »