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Maronite priest who lost neighbour in Beirut blast says God can turn their horror into blessing

Maronite priest who lost neighbour in Beirut blast says God can turn their horror into blessing

LEBANESE priest Fr Fadi Salame believes the global response to the deadly August 4 explosion in Beirut is God’s way of blessing the people of Lebanon after years of corruption. The parish priest of St Maroun’s Church, Greenslopes, said the deadly blast has brought other countries closer to Lebanon, which was already spiralling out of control from economic strife and ... Read More »

Two cardinals among 80 faith leaders demanding justice for Uyghurs in China

Two cardinals among 80 faith leaders demanding justice for Uyghurs in China

TWO cardinals joined 74 other religious leaders in a written statement that condemned the Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs as “one of the most egregious human tragedies since the holocaust”. Jakarta Archbishop Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo and Yangon Archbishop Cardinal Charles Maung Bo called for “prayer, solidarity and action to end these mass atrocities”. Other Catholic leaders like England and Wales ... Read More »

Pope Francis calls for prayers for Lebanon after deadly explosion in Beirut

Pope Francis calls for prayers for Lebanon after deadly explosion in Beirut

AFTER a massive fire triggered a deadly explosion in Beirut, Pope Francis called for prayers and a united effort to help Lebanon overcome “this serious crisis”.” “Let us pray for the victims and their family members, and let us pray for Lebanon so that with the effort of everyone in society – political and religious – it may face this ... Read More »

In pictures – Explosion in Beirut adding suffering to Lebanon’s dire situation

In pictures – Explosion in Beirut adding suffering to Lebanon’s dire situation

HOSPITALS in the Lebanese capital are overwhelmed with those suffering injuries from a massive explosion in Beirut’s port, causing widespread damage to the city and rocking the tiny Mediterranean nation already devastated by the coronavirus and its worst financial crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war. “People won’t be able to rebuild their homes, businesses, livelihoods. There are reports of hospitals ... Read More »

Brisbane Maronite priest loses neighbour in deadly Beirut explosion killing 80 and injuring thousands

Brisbane Maronite priest loses neighbour in deadly Beirut explosion killing 80 and injuring thousands

MARONITE Catholic priest Fr Fadi Salame was on his way to his parish church when he saw “the worst news from Beirut” –  a massive explosion had wreaked havoc on his country’s capital. The parish priest of St Maroun’s Church, Greenslopes, which caters to the Maronite community in Brisbane, watched in horror as the explosion rocked Beirut’s port and the ... Read More »

Catholic and Greek Orthodox leaders fear for rising religious tensions over Hagia Sophia mosque

Catholic and Greek Orthodox leaders fear for rising religious tensions over Hagia Sophia mosque

WITH Friday Islamic prayers to be recited in Hagia Sophia for the first time in 85 years, Christian leaders around the world have expressed deep regret at Turkey’s decision to change the status of the famous place of worship. Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge and the head of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, Archbishop Makarios expressed ... Read More »

Brisbane deacon says Vatican parish guidelines confirms need for personal encounter with Christ

Brisbane deacon says Vatican parish guidelines confirms need for personal encounter with Christ

BRISBANE’S evangelisation director believes a new instruction from the Vatican for the renewal of parishes will help the Church to “look, feel and sound more like Jesus”. Deacon Peter Pellicaan, of Evangelisation Brisbane, which serves parishes and communities across Brisbane archdiocese, said a new instruction issued by the Congregation for Clergy on Monday (July 20) was a “powerful vision” of ... Read More »

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