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A New Maronite Chapel in Washington (Catholic News Service)
18 Jul 2011 – The Maronite Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. has commissioned the construction of a new chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Lebanon in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.  Read more...
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Video: “First Take: Vatican” (Catholic News Service)
18 Jul 2011 – The Vatican is establishing diplomatic relations with predominantly Muslim Malaysia. The pope has appealed for urgent aid to drought-stricken East Africa.  Read more...
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15 Jul 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Indian bishops called for unity in the country’s fight against terrorism a day after three bombs in Mumbai left at least 17 people dead and more than 140 injured.   Read more...
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13 Jul 2011 – CNEWA’s regional director for Palestine and Israel, Sami El-Yousef, reports that the number of faithful in the region has stabilized and may even be increasing.  Read more...
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08 Jul 2011 – On 12 June, Turks elected the country’s first Christian deputy, Mr. Erol Dora, to the Ankara parliament (Meclis), literally making him Turkey’s “First Christian.”  Read more...
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07 Jul 2011 – On 6 July, radio talk show hosts Scot Landry and Fr. Matt Williams of Boston’s The Good Catholic Life interviewed Gabriel Delmonaco, CNEWA’s vice president for development, about the agency’s projects, sponsorship programs and support for social service and religious institutions in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe.  Read more...
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Pope Makes Appeal (web news)
01 Jul 2011 – Concluding a semiannual meeting on 24 June convened by the Holy See’s Congregation for the Eastern Churches, the pope made a strong appeal to those agencies supporting the churches of the East:   Read more...
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30 Jun 2011 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — A Catholic bishop from Romania will be beatified as a martyr almost six decades after dying from being doused in boiling water in a prison operated by his country’s former communist regime.  Read more...


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