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10 May 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople meets Pope Francis in Jerusalem on 25 May, one of their main discussion topics will be the “diminishing Christian minorities in the Middle East,” the patriarch told Catholic News Service.  Read more...
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10 May 2014 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Fleeing conflict and violence back home, refugees from Syria and Iraq praised the Catholic humanitarian agencies helping them to cope with their trauma while starting a new life in their adopted safe haven of Jordan.  Read more...
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09 May 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To honor the sacrifice of those killed for their faith in the 20th century, Christians today must renew their commitment to reconciliation and full Christian unity, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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09 May 2014 – LVIV, Ukraine (CNS) — Ukrainian Catholic bishops said their country’s 25 May presidential election must proceed, despite any efforts to derail it.  Read more...
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09 May 2014 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Close to 200 ordained and lay religious leaders have signed a pledge to commit themselves and the United States to protect Christians in Iraq, Syria and Egypt, who they say are coming under fire for their faith.  Read more...
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01 May 2014 – NEW YORK (CNS) — Cardinal John J. O’Connor, who as archbishop of New York cultivated and cherished his strong ties with the Jewish community, was born of a mother who was born Jewish.  Read more...
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29 Apr 2014 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — A steady stream of Iraqi refugees, smiling and displaying purple index fingers, emerged from a polling station in the Hashemi Shamali district, where the majority of these urban refugees live in the Jordanian capital.  Read more...
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28 Apr 2014 – BANGALORE, India (CNS) — An election email from the principal of St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai set off a national political storm and triggered a fresh debate on the development model India needs.  Read more...


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