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12 Jun 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A new Catholic church has opened in the United Arab Emirates. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, traveled to the capital, Abu Dhabi, to celebrate the inaugural Mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on 12 June. The church was built on land granted by the municipality.  Read more...
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11 Jun 2015 – MARKA, Jordan (CNS) — Hearing a beloved voice, a little boy hurriedly hobbled down the pale stone steps of the church hall to greet the priest with a tender hug.  Read more...
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08 Jun 2015 – DAMASCUS, Syria (CNS) — Lebanon’s Maronite Catholic patriarch, visiting war-torn Syria, condemned “the death of the world’s conscience” in its response to the violence in the Middle East.  Read more...
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08 Jun 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — One of the largest churches in Mosul, Iraq, will be transformed into a mosque.  Read more...
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05 Jun 2015 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — French Catholics have urged church support for a campaign to stop Western companies from buying oil from Islamic State, in effect funding the mass killing of Christians.  Read more...
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01 Jun 2015 – NEW YORK — CNEWA’s president, Msgr. John E. Kozar, has released $849,200 to aid Christians in the Middle East.   Read more...
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22 May 2015 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Church bells are ringing once again in the Assyrian Christian villages dotting the Khabur River in northeastern Syria after Islamic State militants were routed by a combination of forces.  Read more...
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22 May 2015 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — Egypt’s Catholic Church has pledged respect for the country’s justice authorities after a deposed Islamist president was sentenced to death for alleged complicity in a planned jail break.  Read more...


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