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Update on Iraq (Catholic News Service)
04 Jun 2013 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Five schools in Gaza — two Catholic and three Christian — face closure if the Hamas government follows through on an order forbidding coeducational institutions, said the director general of Latin Patriarchate Schools in Palestine and Israel.  Read more...
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Jesuit Grapples With Syrian War (Catholic News Service)
03 Jun 2013 – ROME (CNS) — For Jesuit Father Nawras Sammour, the ongoing conflict in Syria is a professional challenge and a personal heartache.  Read more...
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31 May 2013 – RAWABI, West Bank (CNS) — About 20 minutes from the Palestinian economic hub of Ramallah, the new city of Rawabi is sprouting on a rocky hillside.  Read more...
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30 May 2013 – GENEVA (CNS) — The Vatican has reiterated its call for negotiations to end the violence in Syria, saying that children are suffering the most.  Read more...
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23 May 2013 – The Canadian Council of Churches urges Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take decisive action in response to the crises in the Middle East.  Read more...
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Syriac Bishop Decries Extremism (Catholic News Service)
21 May 2013 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Growing extremism in Syria could jeopardize the safety of all Christians, said Syriac Catholic Bishop Gregory Melki of Jerusalem.  Read more...
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21 May 2013 – BEIRUT (CNS) — The patriarch of the Chaldean Church in Baghdad denounced a recent series of car bombings and shootings in Iraqi cities that left at least 54 people dead and dozens more injured.  Read more...
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17 May 2013 – Last time I was in Amman, Jordan, I met a lovely 12-year-old girl with a beautiful smile. Her father used to be a taxi driver in Baghdad — until a gang of criminals or jihadists or both threatened his life and his family if they didn’t leave Iraq immediately.  Read more...


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