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15 Jan 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis named new bishops for Chaldean Catholics in Sydney and Toronto and confirmed the election of a Chaldean priest, who is currently ministering in Detroit, Michigan, to be a new auxiliary bishop in Baghdad.  Read more...
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14 Jan 2015 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Despite the immense destruction still evident in Gaza following the war there last summer, the resilience of the people gave hope to 16 bishops of the Holy Land Coordination during their visit to the Gaza Strip on 11 and 12 January.  Read more...
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09 Jan 2015 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — A Catholic official warned that funding will soon run out to feed and house thousands of Iraqi Christians sheltering in Jordan after being made homeless by Islamic State militants.  Read more...
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08 Jan 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In his appeals for an end to the persecution of minorities in Syria and Iraq, Pope Francis often has mentioned both the Christians and the Yazidis attacked by Islamic State fighters.  Read more...
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06 Jan 2015 – AY, Jordan (CNS) — Christian clergy led by the Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem visited the family of the Muslim Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State and expressed support and continued prayers.   Read more...
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29 Dec 2014 – NEW DELHI (CNS) — The president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India criticized forced conversions of Christians to Hinduism.   Read more...
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26 Dec 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The crying of Baby Jesus is not the only cry people should hear on Christmas; many children around the world are crying because of war, maltreatment and abuse, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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26 Dec 2014 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Latin Patriarchate Fouad Twal of Jerusalem reminded the faithful of the importance of spiritual and moral salvation, which, he said, “are the basis of human progress.”  Read more...


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