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19 Oct 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — More than 300 delegates from dozens of Christian churches, the world’s major religions and nonbelievers will join Pope Benedict XVI in Assisi Oct. 27 for a peace gathering focused more on common pilgrimage than on prayer, a Vatican official said.   Read more...
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19 Oct 2011 – NEW YORK — The head of the Maronite Church, Patriarch Bechara Peter Rai of Antioch, will hold a press conference tomorrow at 11 a.m., at the Manhattan offices of CNEWA, 1011 First Avenue, between 55th and 56th streets, 15th floor.  Read more...
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Interreligious Encounter in Assisi (Catholic News Service)
14 Oct 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Slowly and carefully, the Vatican is setting the stage for the third edition of the interreligious “prayer for peace” encounter in the Italian pilgrimage town of Assisi.  Read more...
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Iraqi Christians Want Peace and Jobs (Catholic News Service)
14 Oct 2011 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Iraqis want a return to peace, security and stability and the chance to secure meaningful employment, said two U.S. bishops who traveled to Baghdad in a demonstration of the American Catholic Church’s solidarity with the country’s violence-weary Christians.  Read more...
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13 Oct 2011 – NEW YORK — Uprisings in Syria, interreligious violence in Egypt, the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate, the worldwide economic downturn and the impact of these events on the Christian community in the Middle East will be subjects discussed by the leader of Lebanon’s Maronite Church, Bechara Peter Rai, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites, at a press conference at CNEWA, 1011 First Avenue, New York, on Thursday, 20 October, at 11 a.m.  Read more...
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12 Oct 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Condemning an attack on unarmed Christians in Egypt, Pope Benedict XVI said that during the country’s transition to democracy, all of its citizens and institutions must work to guarantee the rights of minorities.  Read more...
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11 Oct 2011 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Pressure being put on the Syrian government could have very bad consequences, especially for Christians, warned the patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church.  Read more...
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Copts Mourn Victims in Cairo Protest (Catholic News Service)
11 Oct 2011 – CAIRO (CNS) — Orthodox Pope Shenouda III declared three days of mourning, fasting and prayer for victims of peaceful protests that turned violent, and church and government leaders called for Egypt to reaffirm its commitment to religious freedom.  Read more...


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