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19 Dec 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the Vatican, two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital provoked outrage in the Middle East.  Read more...
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15 Dec 2017 – BHOPAL, India (CNS) — Hindu extremists beat eight priests and burned their vehicle outside a central Indian police station.  Read more...
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14 Dec 2017 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Lebanon’s Christian and Muslim leaders denounced the “unjust” decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and demanded that it be reversed.  Read more...
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11 Dec 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Following days of violence and backlash after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Vatican appealed for “wisdom and prudence” to prevail.  Read more...
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11 Dec 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — December, when all eyes are on the baby Jesus, the Holy Land Family Hospital of Bethlehem wants others to think about modern-day babies in the city in the West Bank where the Gospel says Christ was born.  Read more...
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08 Dec 2017 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Not far from where journalists lined up for positions outside the guard tower at Rachel’s Tomb in anticipation of confrontations between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians, life in Bethlehem continued.  Read more...
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08 Dec 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, reported that he and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence “had a substantial discussion on the needs of the Christians, and other religious minority communities, in Iraq.”  Read more...
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06 Dec 2017 – NEW DELHI (CNS) — An Indian bishop criticized a call by a radical Hindu group for the execution of people who slaughter cattle or transport beef.  Read more...


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