HRH The Prince of Wales has had a meeting with Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, northern Iraq. 

By Carlos Villa Roiz

Father Miguel Ángel Machorro, who was stabbed Monday evening, 15th May, at the main altar in Mexico’s Metropolitan cathedral, is hovering between life and death, according to a press release issued last night in the cathedral itself. 

Father Georges Jahola of the Syriac Catholic Church and Father Salar Boudagh of the Chaldean Catholic Church are in charge of the reconstruction work in some of the Christian villages on the plains of Niniveh.  

By Maria Lozano

During a recent visit to the international head office of the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the archbishop of Mérida, Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras, spoke with María Lozano about the exceedingly grave condition of the country. He emphasised the terrible situation in which the people find themselves because of a lack of medicine and food. At the same time, he asked all faithful to take part in the prayer day for peace in Venezuela being held on Sunday 21st May initiated by the Bishops’ Conference.  

On Monday morning 8th May the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need consecrated three building sites in the villages of Bartella, Karamlesh and Baghdeda (Qaraqosh) for the reconstruction of the first 105 houses belonging to internally displaced Christian families. The owners of the houses were each given a small olive tree so that these can grow in their gardens as a symbol of peace and reconciliation. 

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