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26 Mar 2014 – BEIRUT (CNS) — From Lebanon, where he led the church’s response to one of history’s biggest humanitarian crises, Maronite Chorbishop Simon Faddoul will carry with him to Africa the motto he took when he was ordained a priest 27 years ago: “Here I am Lord, send me.”  Read more...
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26 Mar 2014 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Maronite Bishop Simon Atallah of Baalbek-Der El-Ahmar said he was the target of a failed kidnapping attempt on 22 March.   Read more...
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24 Mar 2014 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Pope Francis’ “pilgrimage of prayer” is a revival of hope for the people of Bethlehem, said Bethlehem Mayor Vera Baboun.  Read more...
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19 Feb 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After a night of violent confrontations between protesters and police and the deaths of more than two dozen people, Pope Francis and Ukrainian church leaders called on 19 February for an end to all violence and a serious commitment to dialogue for the good of Ukraine.  Read more...
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31 Jan 2014 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — On the eve of an Israeli Supreme Court decision concerning the construction of a contested segment of the security barrier in the West Bank town of Beit Jala, U.S. and Canadian bishops sent letters to their governmental representatives urging them to push Israel to stop building along the proposed route.   Read more...
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31 Jan 2014 – CAIRO (CNS) —The two worlds Armenian Catholic Bishop Krikor Okostinos Coussan knows best are engulfed in violence.  Read more...
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31 Jan 2014 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Cyberactivists from Egypt and throughout the Middle East said their dreams of freedom of expression and democracy are unrealized.   Read more...
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28 Jan 2014 – ROME (CNS) — While Christian unity will be a gift from God, it won’t drop miraculously from the sky but will be given to the followers of Christ step by step as they walk together and work together, Pope Francis said.  Read more...


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