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Synod: Women’s Rights (Catholic News Service)
20 Oct 2010 – The Catholic Church in the Middle East should be a leading example of respecting and promoting women in a region where their rights often are limited, a Maronite nun from Lebanon told the Synod of Bishops.  Read more...
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Synod: Ecumenism (Catholic News Service)
19 Oct 2010 – Orthodox delegates to the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East asked the Catholic Church to move quickly to institute a common date for Easter and to consider new ways for the pope to exercise his authority.  Read more...
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Synod: Pilgrimages to the Holy Land (Catholic News Service)
19 Oct 2010 – A fixed calendar of annual pilgrimages for bishops from around the world should be set to ensure that the Holy Land is constantly filled with pilgrims, Armenian Archbishop Emmanuel Dabbaghian of Baghdad proposed.  Read more...
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Synod: Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue (Catholic News Service)
19 Oct 2010 – Specific synod suggestions for a common Catholic-Orthodox celebration of Easter, wider authority for Eastern Catholic patriarchs — including participation in conclaves to elect a pope — and the need for local dialogue with Muslims and Jews were repeated in the midterm report of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East.  Read more...
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Synod: Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Catholic News Service)
19 Oct 2010 – Christians throughout the Middle East want to celebrate Easter on the same date, but the sometimes difficult system of sharing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem means coming to an agreement will not be easy, said the head of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.  Read more...
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Catholic-run Hospital in Bethlehem (Catholic News Service)
19 Oct 2010 – Holy Family Hospital marked a milestone on Oct. 18 with the birth of its 50,000th baby since 1990.  Read more...
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18 Oct 2010 – Father Raymond Mousalli, Chaldean Catholic Patriarchal Vicar in Jordan and a member of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, will meet with members of the press today, 18 October, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Istituto Maria SS. Bambina, Via Paulo VI, No. 21, which runs along the southern side of the Piazza S. Pietro.  Read more...
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18 Oct 2010 – CNEWA’s Msgr. Robert Stern speaks with National Catholic Reporter’s John Allen Jr. in Rome on 17 October 2010.  Read more...


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