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Ukrainian Rector Under Surveillance (Catholic News Service)
22 Jun 2011 – The U.S.–born rector of Ukraine’s Catholic university said his country is “living in dark times” and accused state security services of placing him under surveillance.  Read more...
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Pope Honors India’s Women Religious (Catholic News Service)
20 Jun 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI singled out Indian women religious to praise them for their positive role in the church in their country.  Read more...
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Vatican-Israeli Commission Progress (Catholic News Service)
17 Jun 2011 – The Vatican and Israel said they made good progress on financial and fiscal issues in a top–level meeting at the Vatican.  Read more...
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New Melkite Bishops (Catholic News Service)
16 Jun 2011 – The Vatican announced approval of two new Melkite Catholic archbishops who had been elected by the Greek Melkite Synod of Bishops.  Read more...
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Maronite Bishops Condemn Violence (Catholic News Service)
16 Jun 2011 – Maronite Catholic bishops, lamenting the violence in the Middle East, said democracy cannot be achieved through violence.  Read more...
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Video: “First Take: Vatican” (Catholic News Service)
16 Jun 2011 – Last weekend Pope Benedict made history when he held an audience with about 1,500 Gypsies. It was the latest event in the Vatican’s long effort to build pastoral bridges to the Gypsy populations as they face new forms of discrimination in Europe.  Read more...
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Video: “First Take: Vatican” (Catholic News Service)
15 Jun 2011 – On today’s First Take: Vatican, we look at the pope’s general audience talk and how pilgrims beat the heat as well as new appointments for two U.S. Melkite bishops and progress made by a Vatican-Israeli commission.  Read more...
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Pope Reaches Out to Europe’s Gypsies (Catholic News Service)
14 Jun 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI prayed that the world’s Gypsies no longer be subjected to prejudice, oppression and rejection.  Read more...


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