Khaberni website: Elham Shaheen: Morsi asked to meet me

Tell me – Egyptian actress Ilham Shaheen revealed that the director of the office of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi threatened her to agree to meet him, but she refused.

Shaheen said during a television interview, that she “decided to confront the battle with the terrorist Brotherhood on behalf of the artists.”

She added: “The Brotherhood fabricated pictures of her and put her face on scandalous photos, and it was later proven that they were rigged.”

She pointed out, “She obtained a historical ruling to close the (Al-Hafiz) channel for a period of 6 months, and a precedent took place for the first time in the history of Egypt, which is the closure of a channel by court ruling, after she filed more than one case on the channel for insulting her on the channel’s screen, pointing out that the broadcaster who had insulted her accompanied A number of veils on the channel’s screen showed her some forged images that were falsely claimed to be a professor at Al-Azhar, but Al-Azhar University sent to the court evidence that he was not a faculty member and was imprisoned during the Morsi era.

She stressed that “Mohamed Morsi tried to attract the artists and act with politeness with them, but it did not succeed, stressing that the director of Morsi’s office tried to contact her a lot to inform her of Morsi’s desire to meet her.”

She explained that the director of Morsi’s office threatened her, saying: “If we want we, we will answer you,” adding that she said to him, “If you talk to me again, he will report about you,” and his response would be, “You are reporting about who, O Madam, we are the state.”

She stated that she had told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi after the success of the June 30 revolution, that “she was about to commit suicide” at the time of Chancellor Adly Mansour taking over the country after the Brotherhood was overthrown, pointing out that the Egyptians dazzled the world on June 30.

Mohamed Morsi had assumed his duties on June 30, 2012, and he was removed from his position on June 30, 2013 after demonstrations invaded the country calling for his departure and imprisonment since the date of his isolation, until his death on June 17, 2019, after several charges were brought against him, including communications with Qatar, Hamas, and disclosure. National Security secrets during his presidency


In Orleans, the first priests of the “generation Covid” ordained this weekend

The formula, a little hasty, made them smile or frown. However, the future priests of this “generation Covid “that The Cross met at the seminary interdiocesan of Orleans, readily acknowledge that the period, as unexpected as singular, the containment will remain etched in their memories.

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However, the most Orleans, almost all of the seminarians have lived scattered in the parish, closer to the daily realities that they are about to live, in embracing the life of a diocesan priest. Throughout their training, rather, it is the continuing revelation of scandals of sexual abuse in the Church that has marked harshly for their generation.

An indelible imprint ?

Then, this epidemic can have a profound influence on the next ministry of those who have been ordained the year, where a large part of the world was confined ? One thing is certain, it has had concrete consequences for Thibault Riès, 27, who will be ordained a priest for the diocese of Blois on 23 August, instead of Sunday 28 June.

In Orleans, the first priests of the

Well-groomed beard, neck and roman sandals, the young man already seems perfectly comfortable in his future mission. If he has not discovered the life at the rectory during the confinement, he has proven for two consecutive months ; a first.

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“I felt more deeply my limits and my weaknesses “says Thibault Riès, speaking with a maturity that makes you forget his age. Sensitive to the attention exacerbated the most vulnerable and isolated during the confinement, he wishes to place this concern at the centre of his ministry.

Beliefs shattered or strengthened

Participating in the proposals of the parish of Blois with the parish priest and his vicar, he has experienced the absence of the community. “I knew that a priest could not be and act alone, but I have become more aware that it should not, provides the seminarian, joining the debate still current about the place of the laity, especially women. We can think of that alone, it gains in efficiency, but I have the conviction that the mission should be increased to several and it is not built anything lasting without the parishioners. “

In Orleans, the first priests of the

This period has been able to shake a few, or strengthen the beliefs of some other. Large stature and long hair, Franck Valadier, 34 years, will be ordained a deacon to the priesthood, Saturday, July 4, for the diocese of Evry. This former boxing champion, who is very active in social action for the containment, has matured his own vision of the priest : the less a theologian, but more on the ground.

Confrontation with the reality of parish

The ordeal of confinement and the prolonged contact with priests, often much older than them, will, without doubt, as a developer or an accelerator to the discernment of the vocation of the seminarians, especially the younger people.

Jegani Arockiasamy happens to him, at the end of a long training he has began in India and continued at the seminary of Orleans. His ordination was to take place in early July in India, before he came to serve in the diocese of Saint-Claude (Jura), but the date was postponed because of the epidemic.

“During this period, I experienced a bit like a spiritual retreat, far away from my family, my country, my culture, I have become more aware of all that I had forsaken to follow Christ and become a priest in France “says he, rejoicing in his mission.

In Orleans, the first priests of the

The confrontation with the reality of the parish was also made to reflect on Emmanuel Renault, age 31, who will be ordained on the 13th of September for the diocese of Limoges. Confined to the rectory of Saint-Junien, (Haute-Vienne) with the two parish priests of his parish home, the seminarian has appreciated the support of the lives of several.

“The question of loneliness has always been a concern as to whether I would be able to face, he says. This experience I reinforced the idea that I need a life community to regularly share meals, pray and just talk. “


“The experience of the actual conditions of the life of a priest “

Father Laurent Tournier, rector of the interdiocesan of Orléan

“About ten months a year on training, two months of confinement in the parish, it is far from being negligible. Without making too much of it, it is certain that our seminarians have lived a very strong experience of the actual conditions of the life of a priest.

They perceived that give themselves to Christ was not words, it’s no longer belongs : it is necessary to manage the funeral, the calls for help, the animation of the parish, but also make the races… They have experienced material poverty and human of the Church, without that this is a scoop, and at the same time its creativity and vitality. “


How to make memory of the dead of the Covid-19 ?

For the first time since the beginning of the “déconfinement” may 11, the cathedral of Strasbourg gets ready to welcome an event of magnitude, which is expected to attract several hundred people, while respecting the rules of distancing is still in force.

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This Friday, 26 June at 18: 30, at the invitation of Bishop Luc Ravel, the archbishop of the city, and Christian Albecker, president of the Union of protestant Churches of Alsace and Lorraine (UEPAL), an ecumenical celebration will bring together catholics and protestants for a tribute to the dead of the Covid-19, in the heart of the Alsace region still bruised by the violence of the pandemic.

Pray for the living

“In the protestant understanding, there is no office for the dead : the dead, we entrust them to the Lord, but it is for the living and we pray “, would like to clarify Christian Albecker. “By this celebration, we affirm the christian hope as well as for the grieving families and for the sick, the people who are suffering of loneliness and those who were “on the front” during the health crisis. “

Three days after this celebration, a mass will be celebrated Monday, 29 June, in this same cathedral of Strasbourg, to pay tribute to the two dozen catholic priests who died during the confinement, of which half of the coronavirus. An initiative that finds its equivalent in other dioceses, such as Paris, where a requiem mass similar will be celebrated on Saturday, July 4, at the church of Saint-Sulpice by the archbishop Mgr Michel Aupetit. On 17 October, he will chair, to Montmartre, a celebration in tribute to all of the dead parisians, Covid-19.

Online petition and project of ” memorial “

In the meantime gatherings larger planned after the return to school -as the September 6, at Crépy-en-Valois (Oise) – the time is rather, for the catholic and protestant parishes, in the ceremonies at the local scale, even individual, offered to families who have lost a loved one during confinement.

“Some are still in need of a real approach farewell, evoking a personal memory of their deceased, and not only in the mentioning in the middle of a list of other names “says father Mark Schmitt, a parish priest in the outskirts of Mulhouse.

It also notes the commitment of the families to these “remembrance ceremonies” to be held at the church, then the funeral, during the confinement, were most often held at the cemetery and only lasted for about ten minutes (read the guides).

“In thirty years of experience, I’ve never been faced with such distress, and such resilience at the same time “, testament Christian de Cacqueray, founder of the catholic funeral. “J’ve seen people who were themselves weakened by the virus, unable to accompany their relatives in the final stage of their lifebut that remained standing in spite of everything. In the Face of this, we cannot remain without memory : honoring the dead can soothe the pain of the living. “

A petition to establish a day of mourning, national

This need is not only expressed by believers, of whatever denomination they may be. Since may 19, an online petition which collected more than 33,000 signatures calls for the creation of a collective departmental responsible to honor the memory of “victims” of the pandemic, according to a terminology that may remind one of the attacks.

Its initiator Lionel Petitpas, whose wife has died of the coronavirus in march, hoping that a day of national mourning be held, as has been the case particularly in Spain. Nothing seems decided yet on this subject on the side of the Elysée palace, which has not responded to the demands of The Cross. About the proposed “memorial” to the dead of the Covid-19, a time referred to in the press and immediately criticized, it seems to be highly speculative.

The philosopher Damien Le Guay, president of the national ethics Committee of the funeral, judge legitimate the need to honour the dead of the coronavirus, for at least three reasons. “First of all, because for more than two months, the hysterization media of the death could lead to a collective angst : everything that might look like a discharge of these concerns seems to me to be necessary today, as if to say” It is finished “. Then because we need to get out of this count morbid and everyday life where the dead were de-identified, to give them a name and a face. Finally, because the amputation of the temporary caring for the dead and their loved ones, for the containment, merit a repair. “

Half a million French private funeral

For other specialists, death and mourning, this third argument is the most valid. “It is estimated that the policy decision of the containment has private half a million French of funeral for their loved ones – and not just for the 30 000 dead of the Covid-19, but for all the deceased of that period, knowing that about 50 000 French die each month “, advance Tanguy Chatel, a sociologist and co-founder of the circle Vulnerability, and society. “As a nation gathers around its members suffering because of the grief I seem to have more meaning than a tribute to the respect the dead, especially when they are dying from a disease. Honors-t-they died of cancer, though more numerous than those of the Covid-19 ? “

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As to whether these deceased can be considered as ” victims “, the question already promises to be a thorny issue. Mary Tournigand, general delegate of the association of Impressions, which accompanied the bereaved, warns a status “frozen “, which can complicate the grief process in that it “creates a form of homogenization and prevents the singularization “ – this has been particularly the case for some victims of the attacks of 2015. “This is a very bad idea to say that the dead of the Covid-19 have been “victims” of something other than chance “group, for its part, Tanguy Chatel.

Turn the page

Make a national tribute to the dead of the coronavirus, would it not, in effect, to recognize a prejudice, even an injustice that they have suffered ? If yes, one can understand the reluctance of the executive to organize such an event, having found himself put in charge of this subject, castigated by some for his “unpreparedness “ responding to the health crisis. “The government is aware that a national tribute could be returned against him, or be seen as a hypocrisy, writes Damien Le Guay. Unlike Spain, we do not have a king who would embody the nation without the incarnation of the State at the same time. “

Some, notably among the health professionals, are concerned that such a tribute helps to “clear” the company of possible failures, without any pressure to undertake structural changes. “During the confinement, some care providers were uncomfortable with the applause of 20 hours, by saying : I do not mean that I applaud, I want the system to change ! ” reports Grégoire Moutel, a physician and director of the regional space of ethical reflection in Normandy.Turn the page can be soothing, that’s for sure, but if nothing changes, this has no meaning : if one turns the page, it is to write a new one. “


What is the place of women in the Church ?

► What are the responsibilities assume responsibility for the women within the Church ?

Board members of episcopal, chancelières in charge of finance, responsible for the pastoral care of the… notably Under the impetus of pope Francis, the place of women in the governance of the catholic Church is undoubtedly the most enviable as it was two or three decades – and this, to the Vatican. In France, few are part of councils of the seminars (to accompany the training of future priests), but also advice for the appointment of priests (who decide on the allocation of parishes).

The general secretariat of the bishops ‘ Conference of France (CEF), which is open to the laity three years ago, now has three priests and three lay people, including one woman, Christine Naline, who said : “The novelty for me was to bring matters of pastoral care : we may rejoice in it. “ If the lay in responsibility have long been confined to the questions say “temporal” (economic, for example), their participation in the pastoral services is more recent.

In the field, Monique Baujard has been part of the pioneers. Director of the national service family and society of the EFC from 2009 to 2015, it also acknowledges the progress made, but considers them inadequate. “The authority remains committed to the presbyterate. No women’s words in no way commits the institution : it remains a word in private, a witness. ” A lay woman in the church’s mission adds that although she has the confidence of his bishop and that he is listening “in a personal capacity “, this is not the case at the institutional level, since it is not a member of the episcopal council of the diocese.

If some of these councils are now equal, most are composed in great majority of priests. “However, the priests do not have a specified term, in contrast to us, the laity : so, I know that I don siégerai not more than three years on the board “, says Mary-Anne Vitry, of the diocese of Angoulême, also a professor of philosophy. The episcopal council is in any way an instance and a vote, without power of decision.

► Governance is it related to ordination ?

“In the first centuries of christianity, under the roman Empire, explains the theologian Francois Moog, there has been a double movement: on the one hand a re-qualification of women, but on the other, a disqualification of the laity with a bureaucracy cleric who has focused the governance ordained. “ However, says he, the canon law current provides for a series of offices which may be filled by lay people, men as well as women. Thus a woman can occupy positions of responsibility within the Church and may be, for example, chancellor of the diocese, or ecclesiastical judge.

“Governance is embodied by a priest, or a bishop, but is worn by all, through councils “, says Christine Naline. However, as noted by sister Nathalie Becquart, head of the national service for the evangelization of youth and vocations from 2008 to 2018, “the last word “ always returns to the priest or to the bishop.

In addition, there is, according to it, a “distortion “ between the reality of the exercise of responsibilities by women and that the liturgy, “first visibility of the Church “, given to see. “The women have only a secondary role in the liturgy, their weight symbolic is less strong, whether we like it or not “, adds to the jesuit Étienne Grieu, president of the Centre Sèvres. For him, “if the women could comment on the word of God, it would be immediately in a position of authority “.

► The current context, can it make a difference ?

“In fifty years, the place of women in society has been turned upside down, notes sister Becquart. There is a generational thing, the Church is at the heart of the company and this new situation will necessarily raise for it too. It is a question of inculturation. “

But in the beginning, the accession of women to positions of responsibility in the Church she pointed to a choice or a necessity to overcome the shortage of priests ? “If there had been a priest available, competent, and interested, I would have perhaps not been named a delegate to episcopal for the German-speaking part of the canton of Fribourg “, notes with lucidity Marianne Pohl who will occupy this position for the diocese of Lausanne, Geneva and Freiburg from the 1er August. “The increased presence of women in the governance of the Church was more the result of a concrete need that a real theological reflection “, confirms Monique Baujard.

More than the crisis of vocations, it may be the sexual abuse crisis and of power, that has led bishops to act in favour of greater participation of the laity – and thus of women. “The sexual abuse crisis may have the effect of “beneficial” to raise awareness that there is an institutional problem “, explains the former head of service of the CEF.

“With their systemic aspect, adds Nathalie Becquart, the abuse show that the exit from the crisis passes through the path of synodality. “ For it, a number of bishops have understood that it was necessary to involve women, “not because they are better, but because better discernment requires of otherness “.

To call to give more importance to women within the Church, the religious xaviere also puts forward a factual, according to which the young men are now more believers than young women. “If the Church does not move, the women will continue to leave “, prevents Nathalie Becquart.

► What are the prospects for the coming years ?

Number of women in the Church say they wait with impatience for the next Synod of bishops in October 2022. It is already said that women could have the right to vote, this would be a first – this had not been the case for the Synod for the Amazon, in spite of the claims come from participating. But if the next Synod of bishops is the subject of attention on the part of women, it is mostly because of its theme, “For a Church the synod of bishops : communion, participation and mission,” the synodality is a subject dear to pope Francis.

“At the local level, and particularly in my own diocese, the synodality, this still remains an idea “, deplores Marie-Anne Vitry, in Angoulême, to which Germany is a model in the field. For her, “what is still lacking for women in the Church, it is to be seen as collaborators in full, with a real mutual esteem “. However, it requires a “conversion “, to which we must work at daily. “I will fight for that every day !, she says. It is sometimes difficult, when one is in face of men, inhabited by stereotypes of gender, in which a woman can only be a housewife or a nun. “

Another solution would be to entrust women’s ministries established. For the moment, these are two in number – the readership and acolytat – but are reserved for men. This track is also being considered at the highest levels of the Church : “We ask that the ministry established “the woman leader of community” is created and recognized “, requested by the synod fathers in the final document of the Synod for the Amazon.

“The needs are not those of two millennia ago : what ministries the Church has, does she need for tomorrow ? Priests and bishops, no doubt, but not only “, believes Monique Baujard. For her, it would be a mistake to think that the priestly ordination of women : “The risk would be to drag in a “mold” male, and that they were then also clerical than the men ! “ Another track could be to appoint, at the side of the bishop, a vicar general who is a layman, and so, sometimes a woman.


Reopening of places of worship in Great Britain

It took a long time to come, but the resumption of religious services in England has finally been set to July 4. The british prime minister, Boris Johnson, has confirmed on Tuesday 23 June his plan déconfinement providing for the next reopening of places of worship, as well as other places of the public space such as bars, restaurants, or theatres.

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Closed since march 23, to deal with the epidemic of Covid-19, the places of worship of the United Kingdom had been allowed to reopen partially in mid-June, for the funeral ceremonies and prayers of the individual. While England plans to fully resume its religious activities on 4 July, Northern Ireland has advanced the date to June 29. Scotland and wales have not yet ruled.

Weddings allowed

The british prime minister explained that the places of worship, English would again be allowed to hold offices, but also weddings, limited to 30 persons, in compliance with the social distancing. The singing will be temporarily prohibited, in order not to spread the virus.

These severe restrictions, however, have not started the enthusiasm of the religious representatives in the country. ” It is great that we can soon bring us together again to worship in our churches “, welcomed the primate of the anglican Church and archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, in a press release.

The most reverend Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster and president of the bishops ‘Conference of England and Wales, also applauded the government’s decision, thanking” all those who have worked hard to get here, my fellow religious not least “. Last may, following the announcement of the plan of déconfinement british, the cardinal English was concerned on the BBC of the belated recovery of the offices in July :” We would like the government to show a little more sensitivity “he said.

A re-opening in stages

In an effort of appeasement, a working group was then established between the secretariat of State for Communities, the representatives of the six cults (Church of england, catholic Church, judaism, islam, hinduism, sikh) and the Faith Action network faith-based organizations and the community. On 15 June, the churches of the English had obtained the possibility of a partial reopening for prayers private. This decision was welcomed by cardinal Nichols as” a big step forward for the company “in the face of coronavirus.

If the christian clergy now appreciates the full recovery of the worship services on July 4, the religious leaders of jews and muslims show themselves to be more circumspect. The chief rabbi of the Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Ephraim Mirvis,” warmly welcomes the new “but states that it will be” as cautious as necessary to protect our communities “after having already stated that the synagogues could reopen later than expected. The muslim Council of Britain has also announced that all the mosques could not receive the faithful from the July 4, due to the difficulties to apply the health rules during the prayer.


In Egypt, places of worship will re-open on the 27th of June

In Egypt, the places of worship will re-open from Saturday, June 27, announced the prime minister Moustafa Madbouli. This decision is part of a series of new measures taken Tuesday, June 23, by the authorities who, for the past few weeks, pushing for a gradual return to normal life in the context of the pandemic of the sars coronavirus.

In this country of over 100 million inhabitants, the government had, since the 25th of march, ordered the closure of schools and universities, places of worship, museums, and archaeological sites through April 15. A night-time curfew had also been imposed for two weeks, in order to contain the epidemic. But over the weeks, the curfew from 20 hours to 5 hours in the local level has been gradually reduced. As of 27 June, it will no longer be in force from midnight to 4 hours announced Moustafa Mabdouli, during a press conference on television.

Partial opening and under conditions

In addition to places of worship allowed to reopen Saturday, June 27, there are also cafes, restaurants, cinemas and cultural centers. For the time being, these establishments will reopen but only to 25 % of their capacity and will close at 22 hours, announced by the prime minister of egypt. The shops will stay open until 21 hours.

The mosques and the churches, including the re-opening had already been raised in may, will be able to open their doors in a week but “the prayers the principal will remain suspended “ the weekend, in order to avoid gatherings too large of a population for the masses of Sunday and the congregational prayers of Friday.

“We all have to live with the pandemic,”

Egypt has officially registered 58 141 persons infected with the virus of the Covid-19 to 23 June. Since the end of may, the authorities state of 700 to 1 700 new infections per day. However, the authorities have since taken measures gradual easing of restrictive measures taken to curb the spread of the virus in the country.

“We all have to live with the pandemic (…) We tried to find a balance between the opening up of the country and the maintenance of necessary sanitary “, assured, Tuesday 23 June, the prime minister, alluding to the easing of restrictions. “We have the ability to overcome this pandemic with the best possible result and a minimum of losses “, he added.


the cults confront their readings of the epidemic of Covid-19

No ” front of religions “, but certainly some struggles and ideals. They were five French representatives of the cult – four men and a woman – to talk and listen to each other to deliver their teachings to the health crisis of the Covid-19, Tuesday 23 June evening at the College des Bernardins (Paris Ve district).

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Catholic, protestant, jewish, muslim, buddhist, how have they lived this very difficult period, in the light of their respective traditions ? (1) “A warning about our way of life “for the president of the bishops ‘ Conference of France (CEF), “a necessary break “for the representative buddhist “a crisis of the system of solidarity “ for the president of the federation of protestant…

The mourning prevented, an outrage common

If the different sensitivities are asserted during this exchange fed, it is a same voice that the religious representatives have, input, warning about the major break and new caused by the strong limitation of the funeral rites and the presence of chaplains with patients, at the height of the epidemic : “The affected families have not been able to do their mourning in conditions that allowed it to overcome the suffering and sorrow. The company has not made a sufficient response to these emergency situations “he regretted Mohammed Moussaoui, president of the French Council of the muslim cult (CFCM).

→ INVESTIGATION. In containment, the mourning more painful

By preventing the funeral rites to stand, we prepared a post-traumatic shock to the society as a whole. It was the moral health of the society and I believe that it has been heard on this issue “, abounded the chief rabbi of France Haïm Korsia, who has pointed out “the extraordinary responsiveness of the government “ vis-à-vis cults during the crisis.

Exactly, in this experience of dialogue with the civil authorities, the feeling has been different depending on religions. Among catholics, including some bishops have claimed the ability to gather in the churches, quickly after the déconfinement, the conflicts are still present : “ The catholics have had the feeling that the public authorities did not know very well how to treat us as a partner at this timeexposed Mgr Eric de Moulins-Beaufort. On the freedom of worship, the answer is clear, it has been given in the law by the Council of State “, ruled by the archbishop of Reims.

The controversy of the re-opening of the cults

“I have tremendous respect for the justice, but the Council of State is not word of gospel “replied, mischievous, Haïm Korsia, who has, himself, decided to let them close down the synagogues despite the possibility to find again the end of may. “ It is a moment of controversy that would not have happened, writes Mohammed Moussaoui. The configuration of our worship is not the same “, judge professor of mathematics. Among muslims, the individual prayers, it is better to be home than at the mosque, so the problem does not arise in the same way for us “.

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The representatives of the religions, do they have the same reading of this test ? For Minh Tri Vô, deputy chair of the buddhist Union of France, the containment has been “a mandatory break collective that has allowed to touch what the Buddha offered as a profound vision : the ability to touch impermanence (nothing lasts), the interdependence of men, and the full consciousness of the world around him “. “This time was deeply intense for our communities, amazing things have emerged, but there was nothing formidable in this period where the distancing of physics is imposed, it should not be romantiser “, for its part, keeps Haïm Korsia.

“This crisis is a warning “

“The suffering was there,” stresses, in turn, François Clavairoly, president of the protestant Federation of France (FPF), of which the intellectual complicity and friendly with the chief rabbi of France has enlivened the discussion. “I have this feeling of belonging to a humanity that is lame, who gets tired of one night to several months. Is it a misfortune to be globalized will produce a collective intelligence common ? I’m not sure. On the other hand, where religion can be decisive, it is in the experience that we have made of the emptiness and the fragility of our existence. This is where the hope, the will to choose a positive life against death, in the event.”

Each of the containment in the Bible has led to the possibility of a new life recalls Monsignor Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, citing Noah, Jonah… For me, this crisis is a warning. We need to change our consumption patterns, because of the constraint of ecological… The important question is : will we seize the moment to convert us ? Everyone looks good in a hurry to restart the world of yesterday “, notes, lucid, the president of the bishops of France.


“My son has chosen to become a missionary priest in China “

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► As well as they may, the fifteenth episode :

Despite the crisis of the sars coronavirus, most of the ordinations of new priests will be well-celebrated in the month of June, as every year in the catholic Church.

School librarian in a private school in Rouen, Gwenn, 65 years, is the mother of three children. His eldest son, Nicholas, was ordained a priest in 2013. He has chosen to be involved within the foreign missions of Paris (MEP). Since the XVIIe century, this congregation sends the missionary priests for life on the asian continent. Nicolas, himself, is gone to Hong Kong, preparing for his ministry in China.

Gwenn, which is part of the Association of parents of priests and religious (APPRR), tells how she has lived, between certainties and internal issues, the announcement of the vocation of his son.

Malo Tresca, journalist at the daily The Cross, has collected his testimony.

► Three articles of The Cross on the new vocations of priests :

• How does one become a priest ?

• Four new ordained testify

• “The seminarians of today are the grandchildren of May’ 68 “

► Archives heard :

• Excerpt from the program “There is a place,” broadcast on France Inter on 10 November 2013.

• Extract of the issuance of the RCF “What have you done to your brother ?” aired on October 17, 2017.

• Discourses of Nicholas at the end of the mass of sending a mission to the MEP.

► A second season to come :

This fifteenth episode is the last of the first season of the podcast Instead of Religions. We look forward to seeing you in September for a second season.

It will be this time to explore the relationships between politics and religions in French society today : individuals from all walks of life will present their experience on the field, the struggles they have faced, the dialogue that they have been able to establish. The time of a conversation, they will reveal the beliefs that drive them.

In the meantime, listen, and share all the episodes of this first season, on all platforms, the site and the app The Cross.

Podcast :

Editorial manager : Christophe de Galzain. Sound and editing : Clémence Maret. Soundscape and mix : Stéphane Letur. Production : Laurence Szabason. Production follow-up : Célestine Albert. Voice : Malo Tresca. Creating music : Arnaud Forest. Graphic identity : Mathieu Ughetti.


The hagia Sophia of Istanbul, the christians to express their concerns

In a press release published Thursday, June 18, the catholic bishops of Turkey have announced their decision not to challenge the plans to transform the great early christian basilica Istanbul mosque.

Not that they want to. But “although we wish that hagia Sophia retains its character as a museum, it is not for us to intervene or even give our opinion on a decision that concerns only the Republic of Turkey “, they pointed out, indicating to be a Church deprived of legal status and could not therefore “give no advice on the internal issues of this country “. For a long time, the christian minorities complain about being discriminated against in Turkey, where they are struggling to recruit their clergy and to obtain a building permit.

Decision on 2 July

This statement came after calls from the Turkish government for that hagia Sophia be converted into a mosque have attracted many international protests. A plan of conversion must be approved by the highest court of Turkey on 2 July.

The catholic bishops have reminded that the hagia Sophia, that the popes Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis have visited, is born as “a church in communion with Rome “but became orthodox after the schism of 1054 between the Churches of east and west. The building then served as a mosque for nearly five centuries after the ottoman of Constantinople, in 1453.

On the side of the orthodox, the Church of neighboring Greece, for its part, rejected the plan of conversion provided, recalling that the hagia Sophia is a “a masterpiece of architectural genius, the world recognized as one of the monuments of eminent of christian civilization “. “Any change will cause a sharp protest and frustration among the christians of the whole world, and will harm Turkey itself,”said the synod, June 12.

In a tweet on 13 June, the archbishop Sahak Masalyan, patriarch of Armenian orthodox of Constantinople, proposed to allow muslims and christians to pray in the hagia Sophia, which attracted 3.3 million visitors per year before the pandemic. He said that the two faiths could not afford “the luxury of a new argument of the cross and the crescent “.

→ UNDERSTAND. The history of hagia Sophia Istanbul

A few days earlier, the Russian orthodox Church had also called on Turkey to maintain ” open access to all “, warning that a change of status to Sainte-Sophie “violates the fragile balance of inter-confessional “.

Unesco, which has declared hagia Sophia a world heritage site in 1985, recalled that a change in the use of the monument would require an international consultation.

A claim recurring islamist milieus

Do so again in the hagia Sophia of Istanbul, a place of worship a muslim is a claim recurring environments islamist turks for almost twenty years. The argument most frequently invoked is the lack of legal value of decree of 1934, which made the monument a museum : it would never have been published in The official Journal and the signature of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk would be a fake.

In recent years, especially since the missed putsch of July 2016, the president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has multiplied the bursts in Sainte-Sophie. In 2017, he had discussed the possibility of making a new mosque in response to the recognition by the president Trump Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This idea was again revived in the year 2019, his Party, the justice and development party (AKP) to appear in a very bad position for the municipal.

In may, he confirmed that he hoped to cancel the decree of Ataturk and reopen the monument to the muslim cult. And on 15 June, the minister of justice Abdulahmit Gül stated that it was“a question of sovereignty “ and that this decision reflected the “common wish “ of all the citizens.


Lawyer: Poroshenko will be judged for “raiding” in the “Kyiv Patriarchate”

Lawyer: Poroshenko will be judged for “raiding” in the “Kyiv Patriarchate”

Ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will be tried for violation of citizens ‘ equality based on their religious beliefs, namely for raiding in the… RIA Novosti, 19.06.2020



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MOSCOW, 19 Jul – RIA Novosti. Ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will be tried for violation of citizens ‘ equality based on their religious beliefs, but it is for the RAID against the “Kiev Patriarchate” (KP), said lawyer noncanonical religious structure Neonila Tkachenko.

Poroshenko said Thursday that he filed a criminal case in connection with the receipt by Ukraine of the Tomos of autocephaly “for inciting sectarian strife by getting Thomas and the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine” (ptsu).

“Refuted the statement of Peter Poroshenko about the presentation to him of the suspect, quote, “receiving the Thomas” and “…the creation of ptsu”. Procedural action – awarding of suspicion – the State Bureau of investigation within the framework of a pretrial investigation on the criminal offence under article 161 UK of Ukraine “Violation of equality of citizens depending on their religious beliefs,” wrote Tkachenko on his page in Facebook.

She noted that the “Kiev Patriarchate” throughout the year “suffers from raiding”. “These actions result in unauthorized modification of information computerized system of the state register of legal entities and unlawful deprivation of legal capacity of religious organizations to which you can put information about their condition to termination (liquidation),” said the lawyer.

The presentation of suspicions was made due to complaints from the parishioners of the Church of the Nativity (KP) in Odessa, accused of a crime Petro Poroshenko, Yevhen Nyshchuk and Sergei Dumenko, said Tkachenko.

The so-called Unification Council, held with the participation of Poroshenko in December 2018, announced the establishment of a PCU through the merger of two unrecognized by the world Orthodox structures. The head of the new “Autocephalous churches” became “Metropolitan” Epiphanius (in the world Sergey) Dumenko. Ordinance of the Council was, in particular, liquidated “the Kiev Patriarchate”. Subsequently, the head of the KP, Patriarch Filaret (Denysenko), declared that “Kiev Patriarchate” is not disbanded and continues to exist. However, in the spring of 2019, the Ministry of culture of Ukraine announced that KP is actually and legally dissolved.

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