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28 Dec 2015 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal said in the Jubilee Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis that mercy must include every person — both kin and foe.  Read more...
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28 Dec 2015 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai urged Christians and Muslims to work to preserve peaceful coexistence, and he called for more help for refugees.  Read more...
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28 Dec 2015 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — On Christmas Eve, the entrance to the West Jerusalem YMCA was decked out in colorful lights against the night sky, and a Christmas tree sparkling with ornaments stood in the lobby.  Read more...
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25 Dec 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christmas is a reminder that through the birth of Christ, hope and peace are possible and that only through his grace can humanity find peaceful solutions to the world’s most difficult problems, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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22 Dec 2015 – IRBIL, Iraq (CNS) — Habiba Daud remembers Christmas in Qaraqosh as beautiful. The festivities would start days before with the preparation of traditional food and desserts. Families celebrated around a large Christmas tree.  Read more...
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16 Dec 2015 – Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal urged moderate celebrations of Christmas this year because of the current political situation, but he also called for an end to the arms trade.  Read more...
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09 Dec 2015 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — A coalition of religious leaders joined three U.S. senators on Capitol Hill 8 December to say “enough is enough” to those who want to bar Muslim refugees from Syria and other Middle East trouble spots from the U.S. after terrorist attacks in Paris and Southern California.  Read more...
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08 Dec 2015 – TARTUS, Syria (CNS) — Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, visiting Syria, urged Christians to hold onto their faith.  Read more...


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