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10 Sep 2012 – NAZLET KHATER, Egypt (CNS) — It is 7 a.m., and someone is already knocking on the door of the tiny village convent where Comboni Sister Giacinta Niboli and three other sisters live.  Read more...
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Video: Concern for Lebanon (Catholic News Service)
10 Sep 2012 – A look at Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks yesterday about violence and the need for dialogue and reconciliation in the Middle East.   Read more...
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Video: Microcosm of the Middle East (Catholic News Service)
07 Sep 2012 – Melkite, Maronite bishops reflect on significance of Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming trip to Lebanon.   Read more...
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06 Sep 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Vandals burned the door of a Trappist monastery outside Jerusalem and spray- painted a wall with the names of illegal Israeli outposts, one of which had been evacuated two days earlier.  Read more...
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Ukrainian Catholic Leader Visits Canada (Catholic News Service)
04 Sep 2012 – WINNIPEG, Manitoba (CNS) — The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church sent greetings to Canada’s Ukrainian Catholics as he prepared for a multicity visit that includes leading the church’s Synod of Bishops.  Read more...
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31 Aug 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, the former nuncio to Australia, to be the new nuncio to Israel and Cyprus, and apostolic delegate in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories.  Read more...
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Pope Visits Lebanon (Catholic News Service)
31 Aug 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Benedict XVI travels to Lebanon Sept. 14-16 — assuming spillover from the civil war in neighboring Syria doesn’t force a last-minute cancellation of the trip — his purpose will be above all pastoral; and, as usual for papal trips, most of his remarks will focus on the spiritual.  Read more...
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29 Aug 2012 – ISTANBUL (CNS) — Praying for the protection of the environment includes asking God’s forgiveness for the small or serious ways each individual contributes to pollution, said the Ecumenical Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople.  Read more...


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