The editorial of the week of 06/05/2022 with Camille: Abortion, Iraq, persecuted Christians, Olivier Giroud

In the editorial of the week with Camille on video discover the subjects which animated the Christian sphere this week from articles published on the InfoChrétienne site.

This is news that has had the effect of a bomb this week in the United States. According to a draft decision that leaked to the American press, Supreme Court set to overturn landmark judgment recognizing for nearly half a century the right to abortion. On Tuesday, the high court confirmed the authenticity of the document.

This new aroused outbursts of joy from the side of the evangelical leaders. Like for example Franklin Graham, son of the famous preacher Billy Graham, who quickly expressed himself on Twitter. " Glory to God ! “Wrote the evangelist who believes that it is an” answer to many years of prayer “.

Catholics are more divided on the issue since a majority say they remain in favor of the legalization of voluntary pregnancy intervention. (IVG).

If the project is retained by the Supreme Court, the United States will return to the situation before 1973 when each state was free to prohibit or authorize abortion.

After years of suffering, hope is beginning to be reborn for Christians in Iraq. 

Once a hotbed of Christianity, Mosul and the northern Nineveh plain have struggled to regain some semblance of normality since the jihadists were defeated in 2017 by the Iraqi army and a US-led international coalition.

Worshipers celebrated on Saturday a mass in the Mar Touma church in Mosul, the first since the restoration of this place of worship ransacked by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).

While in the province of Nineveh, more specifically in the Christian town of Qaraqosh, the organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has been involved in the construction of a Christian school. According to a Dominican sister, representative of the organization, this school is a sign of hope that gives Iraqis “a reason to stay”.

Each week we offer you a focus on a country where Christians are victims of persecution, this week in Egypt. 

Rani Raafat, a young Coptic Christian, was shot dead in Dabaa, while he was at work.

As attacks on Christians escalate in recent months, Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern, says his organization is watching “Egypt closely to see if these are harbingers of a brighter future. difficult for Egyptian Christians”.

The editorial of the week concludes with a news item concerning the Christian footballer, Olivier Giroud.

French Connect, Alpha Italia and Alpha Poland launched on Sunday an auction of football shirts autographed by Olivier Giroud and other AC Milan players to support churches in Poland who help Ukrainian refugees.

Camille Westphal Perrier

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