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Nashville’s Coptic Catholic Community (Catholic News Service)
15 Aug 2011 – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — The small community of Coptic Catholics in Nashville, consisting of about 40 families who have moved to the city from their native Egypt, threw open their arms wide to welcome Cardinal Antonios Naguib, patriarch of the worldwide Coptic Catholic Church.  Read more...
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11 Aug 2011 – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — In the wake of the revolution that toppled Egypt’s authoritarian government last winter, the country’s Christians remain fearful, yet hopeful, said Cardinal Antonios Naguib, patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church  Read more...
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11 Aug 2011 – BALTIMORE (CNS) — The ongoing drought and famine afflicting Somalia and other East African nations is “a humanitarian crisis that cries out for help to Christians throughout the world,’ said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the chairman of the board of Catholic Relief Services in a joint statement.  Read more...
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Video: “First Take Vatican” (Catholic News Service)
08 Aug 2011 – A slideshow of various photographs from Paul Jeffrey and photographers with Reuters illustrates the turmoil in eastern Africa caused by a lengthy drought and political disagreements.  Read more...
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New Study on Muslim Americans (Catholic News Service)
05 Aug 2011 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — American Muslims are more optimistic about their future than people of other religions are about their own, though Muslims say they regularly contend with suspicion and lack of respect for their faith.  Read more...
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Refugee Crisis in Horn of Africa (Catholic News Service)
04 Aug 2011 – DADAAB, Kenya (CNS) — It took 32 days for Fatima Mohammed to make it from her drought-racked farm in Somalia to the relative safety of a sprawling refugee settlement in northeastern Kenya. There were days, she recalled, when her children were so thirsty that they could not walk and the men in her family would ferry them ahead, returning to carry two more children in their arms.  Read more...
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04 Aug 2011 – LUSAKA, Zambia (CNS) — Catholic agencies are reported to be among the leading organizations providing humanitarian aid to the drought– and famine-ravaged Horn of Africa.  Read more...
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Car Bombs Blast Church in Iraq (Catholic News Service)
03 Aug 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A car bomb exploded outside a Syriac Catholic church in the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk leaving at least 20 people injured.   Read more...


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