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[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
During his second historic visit to the Gulf region, and the first to Bahrain, the Pope held several high-level meetings with various state and religious leaders, in an effort to promote human rights, including religious freedom, as well as interreligious understanding and peace.
On Thursday (November 3, 2022) in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, the first day of the Bahrain Forum for Dialogue was held under the title "East and West for Human Coexistence,” with participation from a number of senior religious leaders from around the world.
Leaders from the Catholic Church and Christian aid organizations discuss the church’s important role in providing aid and support to all who are in need of help, particularly refugees from Syria, considering the region’s suffering from armed conflicts, violent extremism, massive human displacement...
This morning, H.G. Ibrāhīm Isḥāq, the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, and Chairman of the Council of Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops in Egypt, received Cardinal Mar Bishāra al-Rāʿī, Patriarch of the Maronite Church, at the Coptic Catholic Headquarters in Kūbrī al-Qubba.
The Parish Servants Committee concluded its seventh conference including bishops and priests from all churches in Egypt: the Coptic Orthodox, Catholic, Evangelical, Episcopal/Anglican, Armenian and Greek Orthodox churches. The Egyptian Council of Churches’ conference was headed by Fr. Yūḥannā Saʿad...
The 13th convention of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East was held at the Papal Logos Center in the Monastery of Saint Anbā Bīshūy in Wādī al-Naṭrūn, Egypt, in October 18-19, 2022. Highly important subjects and issues were discussed, including issues related to the Christian presence...
The Vatican and Bahraini authorities are expecting about 28,000 people to participate in the public mass, which will be presided over by Pope Francis, on the morning of Saturday November 4, 2022. The mass is part of the historic Papal visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, from the 3rd to the 6th of...
After 60 years of community service, including its provision of aid towards migrants and refugees, the Algerian government shutdown Caritas, the international Catholic charity, claiming the latter’s operation without a proper license.
Q: Is the learning center for Eritrean refugees part of the church? A: Yes, the Eritrean learning center is part of the church. This is the only Eritrean school we support. The Comboni missionaries also support a Sudanese refugee school in Abassiya. Both schools are part of the Catholic Church. The...

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