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03 Apr 2015 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — On Good Friday, Abeer Atallah, who lives in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa in East Jerusalem, was unable to attend a prayer service marking Jesus’ Passion and death in the Old City as she would have liked.  Read more...
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02 Apr 2015 – KOCHI, India (CNS) — An expelled religious sister’s fight for compensation has led to calls from former priests and sisters in India for the introduction of severance similar to that offered to employees of private firms.  Read more...
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01 Apr 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis formally will proclaim a 10th-century Armenian monk as a doctor of the church when he celebrates a liturgy April 12 with leaders and faithful of the Armenian Catholic Church.  Read more...
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01 Apr 2015 – LVIV, Ukraine (CNS) — War is not easy to experience, but Jesuit Father Andrij Zelinskyj has found a calling to be on the front line.  Read more...
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31 Mar 2015 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Lebanon’s Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim religious leaders affirmed the “essential role” of the Christian presence in the Middle East and called for terrorism in the region to be confronted “culturally, educationally and politically.”  Read more...
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Syrian Refugees in Jordan Cling to Hope (Catholic News Service)
31 Mar 2015 – ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (CNS) — Abu Bilal, a slender man in his 40’s, is surrounded by cages of bright yellow canaries merrily twittering.  Read more...
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30 Mar 2015 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — John Ourfali, 77, remembers how as a child he saw an elderly family friend break down and cry whenever he met with Ourfali’s parents, unable to speak about what had happened to him and his family in the dark days of what today is known as the Armenian Genocide.  Read more...
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30 Mar 2015 – CHICAGO (CNS) — Mar Dinkha IV, patriarch of the Church of the East, died on 26 March at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. A virus infection and pneumonia were cited as the cause of death. He was 79.  Read more...


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