Articles in Maronite Church, News and Travel

Saint Nematullah Kassab Al Hardini

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Father Hardini was born Joseph Kassab in the year 1808. His father was George Kassab and his mother Marium Raad, daughter of Reverend Yousef Yacoub. He had four brothers and two sisters, his brothers were 'Assaf, Elias, Tanious, Yacoub ...... Read full article

Australia world’s second best for human development: UNDP report

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Australia has been ranked the second best country in the world when it comes to human development. Australia sits ahead of the United States (third), the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand and Ireland.... Read full article

Saint Rafqa

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Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès - رفقا بطرسيّة شبق ألريّس, June 29, 1832 – March 23, 1914, also known as Saint Rafka, is a Lebanese Maronite saint canonized by Pope John Paul II on June 10, 2001.... Read full article

Australia announces an important change to points test for skilled migration

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Making an important change in the points test for the Skilled Migration Program, Australia will now give five additional points to students of Australian institutions.... Read full article

Mother Teresa, the war in Lebanon and the rescue of 100 orphans and children with disabilities

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In 1982, in the middle of fighting, the nun saved from bombardments a group of children in an orphanage. Disabled and ill, the children had been abandoned by the staff. Through faith and prayer, she obtained a ceasefire to evacuate. ... Read full article

New police cameras will catch phone use from 700m away

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VICTORIA Police has started using futuristic new traffic cameras to nab drivers who text, talk or tweet on mobile phones. They will also capture people not wearing seatbelts, or those applying make-up or eating while driving.... Read full article

Breaking: Hazmat situation underway at Sydney airport

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Emergency crews have been called to Sydney Airport after reports of a white substance was found when luggage was being unloaded from an American Airlines plane after it touched down.... Read full article

Lebanese-Canadian Named BMW’s New Designer

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The Lebanon-born Canadian designer Karim Habib has been named by BMW to lead the design of its brand cars starting June 1. Habib, 42, has joined the BMW team in 1998, followed by a brief stint with Mercedes-Benz but returned to BMW...... Read full article

The Victims of the Sydney siege

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Sydney's Martin Place siege ended tragically, with the loss of two innocent lives. The siege ended at two this morning, after 34-year-old Tori Johnson allegedly wrestled the gunman in an attempt to take action.... Read full article

From Colombia to Lebanon: Father Dario Escobar

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In his spartan hermitage several kilometres up a narrow footpath in northern Lebanon's Qadisha Valley, only one trait remains from Dario Escobar's previous life: a love of football. The 75-year-old recluse hails from a wealthy Colombian family...... Read full article

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