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28 Jan 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As protests against the Ukrainian president spread to cities across the country, Pope Francis offered his prayers for the nation’s people, “particularly for those who lost their lives in the last few days and for their families.”  Read more...
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27 Jan 2014 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The ongoing strife in Ukraine is a citizen reaction to an “ideology of control and repressiveness, of control and domination,” according to the archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, who has been monitoring events in his ancestral homeland.  Read more...
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23 Jan 2014 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Raising olive branches, Christians from Catholic and Orthodox congregations crowded into a packed church in the Jordanian capital and sang the Lord’s Prayer together in Arabic.  Read more...
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21 Jan 2014 – ROME (CNS) — A rabbi who has known Pope Francis for almost 20 years and counts him as a close personal friend said the pope’s May trip to the Holy Land will be a challenging balancing act because of the high expectations of Israelis and Palestinians and of Christians, Jews and Muslims.  Read more...
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21 Jan 2014 – BANGALORE, India (CNS) — A national conference of women religious and others on the impact of the Second Vatican Council has led to the establishment of a national Christian women’s forum.  Read more...
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21 Jan 2014 – BEIRUT (CNS) — The president of the Assembly of Catholic Hierarchs in Syria appealed for people to pray for the success of the Syrian peace conference set to start in Geneva on 22 January.  Read more...
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17 Jan 2014 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Bishops from North America, Europe and Africa called on international leaders to act immediately so people living in the Gaza Strip can have access to basic necessities.  Read more...
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15 Jan 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Vatican study group is urging world leaders to stop the flow of arms into Syria and to press for an immediate and complete cease-fire there with no political preconditions.   Read more...


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