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Melkite Archbishop Visits Canada (Catholic News Service)
26 Oct 2011 – OTTAWA, Ontario (CNS) — Years ago, Melkite Archbishop Elias Chacour flew to Washington, D.C., to make an unannounced visit to the home of then-Secretary of State James Baker.  Read more...
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Maronite Patriarch Visits United States (Catholic News Service)
25 Oct 2011 – NEW YORK (CNS) — Unless Middle Eastern countries support religious freedom and respect human rights, the “Arab spring” movement will devolve into an “Arab winter,” said Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai.  Read more...
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Catholics Recall Gadhafi’s Brutality (Catholic News Service)
25 Oct 2011 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Catholic leaders said they could not rejoice at the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, but they recalled some of his more brutal moments and speculated on the future of Christians in the region.  Read more...
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25 Oct 2011 – ISTANBUL (CNS) — A team from Caritas offices in Turkey was headed east to assess needs in the region hit by the Oct. 23 earthquake.  Read more...
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21 Oct 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jewish groups have called on the Vatican to suspend reconciliation talks with a traditionalist group after one of its bishops argued that the Jewish people were responsible for the death of Jesus.  Read more...
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21 Oct 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a message to the world’s Hindus, a top Vatican official called on Christians and Hindus to work together in promoting religious freedom.  Read more...
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21 Oct 2011 – VATCAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican said the death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi marked the end of a “harsh and oppressive regime” that was based on power instead of human dignity.   Read more...
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20 Oct 2011 – The head of the world’s Maronite Catholics, Patriarch Bechara Peter Rai, held a press conference at CNEWA’s headquarters in New York City this morning as part of his first pastoral visit to the United States since his election in Lebanon last March.  Read more...


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