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26 Jun 2012 – CAIRO (CNS) — Christians expressed caution about the election of Islamist Mohammed Morsi as Egypt’s new president, saying they hope he will follow through on his pledge “to be a president for all Egyptians.”  Read more...
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Maronites in Israel Learn Aramaic (Catholic News Service)
25 Jun 2012 – JISH, Israel (CNS) — Aramaic language classes begun four years ago at Jish Elementary School have changed the way youngsters experience the weekly liturgy.   Read more...
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Christian Exodus from Middle East (Catholic News Service)
20 Jun 2012 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Catholic leaders warned about the dangers of a continued exodus of Christians from the Middle East during a Christian-Muslim dialogue meeting in a Beirut mosque.  Read more...
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Bishop From Iraq Pleads for Support (Catholic News Service)
15 Jun 2012 – ATLANTA (CNS) — Making an impassioned plea on behalf of Iraq’s dwindling Christian population, Chaldean Auxiliary Bishop Shlemon Warduni of Baghdad called upon the U.S. bishops to press the Obama administration to take steps to protect religious rights in the Middle Eastern country.  Read more...
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Bishops in India Promote Green Energy (Catholic News Service)
15 Jun 2012 – BANGALORE, India (CNS) — The Catholic Church in Kerala state has adopted a new conservation policy to help fight a “looming environment crisis.”  Read more...
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14 Jun 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — U.S. President Barack Obama must be more pro-active in his support of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas rather than denigrating his ability to bring about a peace agreement with Israel, said a West Bank priest.  Read more...
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13 Jun 2012 – ROME (CNS) — An eventual agreement between Israel and the Vatican over property taxes and property rights in no way will imply that the Vatican recognizes Israel’s claims over East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a top Vatican official said.  Read more...
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12 Jun 2012 – Vatican Radio interviews Msgr. Ettore Balestrero, the Holy See’s under secretary for relations with states, about the Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel.  Read more...


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