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07 Jan 2016 – BEIRUT (CNS) — While the flow of migrants into Europe and the West has sparked controversy, Lebanon continues to bear the brunt of absorbing massive numbers of refugees. A commonly cited figure is that one in four people in Lebanon is displaced from Syria.  Read more...
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04 Jan 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A historic agreement signed between the Holy See and Palestine that supports a two-state solution in the Holy Land has gone into effect, the Vatican announced.  Read more...
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04 Jan 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis erected a new Syro-Malankara eparchy for the United States and Canada. The pope also named Bishop Thomas Eusebios Naickamparambil, who served as the apostolic exarch for Syro-Malankaran Catholics in the United States, as its first bishop.  Read more...
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04 Jan 2016 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Syriac church leaders denounced the year-end terrorist attack that targeted Christian-owned restaurants in Qamishli, Syria.  Read more...
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28 Dec 2015 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal said in the Jubilee Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis that mercy must include every person — both kin and foe.  Read more...
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28 Dec 2015 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai urged Christians and Muslims to work to preserve peaceful coexistence, and he called for more help for refugees.  Read more...
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28 Dec 2015 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — On Christmas Eve, the entrance to the West Jerusalem YMCA was decked out in colorful lights against the night sky, and a Christmas tree sparkling with ornaments stood in the lobby.  Read more...
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25 Dec 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christmas is a reminder that through the birth of Christ, hope and peace are possible and that only through his grace can humanity find peaceful solutions to the world’s most difficult problems, Pope Francis said.  Read more...


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