On Sunday, April 14, a huge crowd came to the cathedral from every corner of Tunisia to welcome the new Archbishop of Tunisia, Msgr. Ilario Antoniazzi, who succeeds Msgr. Maroun Lahham. He was consecrated on March 16 in Nazareth. The Mass was very festive with many people: the old Christians of Tunisia and the very numerous African students from many French-speaking countries, many priests, and among others, nine priests and lay people who had come from the Holy Land, twelve bishops from Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Sicily and of course Msgr. – Read the rest
In an idyllic setting in an olive grove, the Christian community’s peace walk began in brilliant sunshine and with the chatter and delight of the young Italian peace-makers and the local Palestinian community, we said ‘yes’ to walking for justice and ‘no’ to more construction of the ten year old Wall of Separation. – Read the rest
Common law marriage (ôrfi) seems to be gaining followers in young Salafist milieus.
Common law marriage, or “Orfi” marriage, is a new phenomenon in Tunisian society. Although it is difficult to compile a register of such cases, the phenomenon can be perceived more and more in the areas surrounding the capital and in other large cities. – Read the rest
The Jewish feast of Chanukah (or the festival of light) was celebrated on Sunday 16 December at La Goulette, a multifaith capital. On that evening, the last evening of Chanukah was celebrated in a festive, friendly atmosphere – a festival which commemorates the restoration of the altar of offerings in the Second Temple of Jerusalem. – Read the rest
This year, January 20 was marked by our brothers Junior and Tiago’s renewal of their temporary vows and by the perpetual vows of our brother Carlos.
The new apostolic nuncio, Msgr. Giuseppe Lazarotto, presided over the celebration. More than 100 persons were present. – Read the rest