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Pope Sends Cardinals to Syria (Catholic News Service)
18 Oct 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A papal delegation of bishops, including Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, will travel to the capital of war-torn Syria in late October to show solidarity with victims and encourage peace negotiations.  Read more...
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18 Oct 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Some of Egypt’s Christians feel uncomfortable with Islamists in power, but there is greater freedom of speech than before the revolution, said the pope’s ambassador to the Middle Eastern country.  Read more...
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17 Oct 2012 – PRAGUE (CNS) — Fourteen Franciscan priests were beatified in the Czech Republic, four centuries after they were tortured to death by Protestant forces in a Catholic monastery.  Read more...
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17 Oct 2012 – Bishop Gerald Kicanas, chairman of Catholic Relief Services, discusses the Vatican announcement of a papal delegation to war-torn Syria.  Read more...
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Synod Addresses Interreligious Dialogue (Catholic News Service)
15 Oct 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholics, especially those who live in multireligious societies, must have a clear understanding of their own religious identity, but they also must recognize the spirit of God at work in others, said the Vatican official in charge of interreligious dialogue.  Read more...
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12 Oct 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Postal Service Oct. 10 released a Christmas stamp featuring an image of the Holy Family fleeing to Egypt.  Read more...
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Franciscans Report Attacks in Syria (Catholic News Service)
11 Oct 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Franciscans ministering in a village along the Syrian border with Turkey said four people, including three Christian youths, were kidnapped and beaten before being released as the civil war surged in their community.  Read more...
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27 Sep 2012 – SAINTE-ADELE, Quebec (CNS) — Western secularism underlies the worldwide economic crisis and challenges the future of Ukraine, the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church told Canada’s bishops.  Read more...


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