Page One: Headlines for 9/19/19

Pope Francis, meeting participants in the congress of the Society for the Law of the Eastern Churches on Thursday, said the study of Eastern Church law helps ecumenism.
(photo: Vatican Media)

Pope: study of Eastern Church law helps ecumenism (Vatican News) The work of the Society for the Law of the Eastern Churches, which brings together experts from the Eastern Catholic, Orthodox and Oriental Churches, is of fundamental assistance to ecumenical dialogue, Pope Francis said on Thursday. Speaking to some 80 participants in the 24th International Congress of the Society for the Law of the Eastern Churches, taking place in Rome, 16-20 September, he said that they can learn from one another in all areas of ecclesial life, such as theology, the experience of spirituality and liturgy, pastoral activity and canon law?

Netanyahu invites Gantz to create a unity government in Israel (AP) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his political rival Benny Gantz to join a unity government with him and his religious allies on Thursday, an offer that was greeted coolly amid continued deadlock following this week’s election?

Ethiopia rejects Egypt proposal on Nile dam (Al Jazeera) Ethiopia has said it will not accept a proposal by Egypt on the operation of the hydropower dam Addis Ababa is building on the Nile, calling Cairo’s plan ”inappropriate.” Sileshi Bekele, Ethiopia’s minister for water, irrigation and energy, said on Wednesday Addis Ababa will put forward a different proposal?

Indian diocese strives for people’s spiritual wellbeing (Vatican News) The Indian Diocese of Dharmapuri is planning a pastoral plan and is working for the spiritual and material welfare of the faithful. Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj of Dharmapuri, in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state, spoke about his jurisdiction to Vatican News, while on his “ad limina” visit to Rome?

Humanitarian group receives UN refugee award (Vatican News) Humanitarian Corridors, conceived and implemented by a group of faith-based organizations, have been chosen to receive the UNHCR 2019 Nansen Refugee Award. Established in 1954, the Nansen Refugee Award is presented every year to an individual, group or organization for work that assists, protects and supports refugees, displaced and stateless people?

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