TBILISI, Oct 2 – Pope Francis warned on Saturday of a “global war” against traditional marriage and the family, saying both were under attack from gender theory and divorce. Francis made his comments in an impromptu response to a question at a meeting of the small Catholic community in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia. “You
A historic action by three churches helps Christianity’s holiest site fight elements of time BY Maher Abukhater When the Israeli Police ordered the shutting down of Christianity’s holiest site—the chamber housing what Christians around the world believe to be the tomb of Jesus Christ—on February 17, 2015, the decision caused an uproar among the Christian faithful.
VATICAN CITY, May 23 – Pope Francis met on Monday the grand imam of Egypt’s highest Islamic authority, Al Azhar, looking to heal Vatican relations with the influential center of Sunni Muslim learning after dialogue was frozen five years ago. The 1,000-year-old mosque and university center cut contacts with the Vatican in 2011 over what
VATICAN CITY, Feb 21 – Pope Francis on Sunday called for a worldwide ban on the death penalty, saying the commandment “You shall not kill” was just as valid for the guilty as for the innocent. Speaking to tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square, the pope also called on Catholic politicians worldwide
Emirati Tolerance: A Necessary Role Model for a Beleaguered Middle East BY Habib Al-Mulla Wherever one looks in the Middle East region, it is difficult to see beyond the impact of extremism on religion, culture, education, and politics. Hatred, wars, anarchy, sectarianism, instability, and crises define perceptions both within and outside the area; extremism seems
Some 264 Kuwaiti Christians live in Kuwait to date BY Abdullah Alelyan It is rare for anyone to speak of non-Muslim minorities who are citizens of the Arab Gulf states. The homogeneous Muslim fabric of this oil-rich region remains the only media-portrayed image which the world sees. In 2008, Houda Nonoo was appointed as Bahrain’s