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20 Nov 2015 – BEIRUT (CNS) — The head of the Syriac Catholic Church has accused Western governments of betraying Christians in the Middle East and said it was “a big lie” to suggest Islamic State could be defeated with airstrikes.  Read more...
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20 Nov 2015 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Migration and Refugee Services marked its 50th anniversary with a daylong conference 19 November that was hardly an occasion for the group to rest on its laurels but instead brought about 200 people together to focus on ongoing and upcoming challenges.  Read more...
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20 Nov 2015 – MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — The patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church welcomed a decision by the Iraqi government to redraft the part of a new national charter that would have forced some Christian children to convert to Islam.  Read more...
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19 Nov 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Opening the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis also hopes to open a year of “fervent dialogue” among Christians, Muslims and Jews, so that all who profess faith in a merciful God may be stronger in showing mercy toward one another.  Read more...
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18 Nov 2015 – BALTIMORE (CNS) — The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration said he was disturbed by calls from federal and state officials for an end to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States.  Read more...
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18 Nov 2015 – SYDNEY (CNS) — When Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien was named grandmaster of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre in 2011, he found himself embroiled in a war a world away from the jungles of Vietnam where he ministered to dying troops as a young priest.  Read more...
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17 Nov 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will visit Rome’s synagogue and meet with the city’s Jewish community 17 January, the Vatican announced.  Read more...
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16 Nov 2015 – BALTIMORE (CNS) — Church resettlement programs in the United States will continue to aid refugees who are fleeing violence and social ills despite calls that the country’s borders should be closed to anyone but Christians.  Read more...


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