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13 May 2016 – NEW YORK (CNS) — A rising tide of intolerance in the Middle East threatens minority faith communities with cultural extinction, said speakers at a May 10 lecture in New York.  Read more...
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13 May 2016 – CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) — Watching hungry schoolchildren in Ethiopia carefully put away one of the two biscuits they received at a food program, Msgr. John Kozar, president of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, found the act touching.  Read more...
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10 May 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although Coptic Orthodox Christians and Catholics have much to do to achieve eucharistic Communion, they still can witness together to the importance of holiness and the dignity of human life, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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10 May 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican is funding a job-creation program for Iraqi refugees in Jordan, a country that is hosting close to 1.5 million refugees, but is struggling to provide work for them.  Read more...
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09 May 2016 – HARISSA, Lebanon (CNS) — Despite predictions that Christianity could be wiped out of his war-torn homeland within five years, an Iraqi Catholic cleric said he believes in God’s ultimate preservation.  Read more...
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09 May 2016 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has appointed Bishop John S. Pazak of the Byzantine Eparchy of Sts. Cyril and Methodius of Toronto as bishop of the Holy Protection of Mary Eparchy of Phoenix.  Read more...
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06 May 2016 – IRBIL, Iraq (CNS) — As heavy fighting continues across the Ninevah Plain, some Christians displaced by the Islamic State group have given up the dream of returning home and joined the stream of refugees leaving the war-torn country.   Read more...
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04 May 2016 – NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — The Melkite Catholic archbishop of Aleppo, Syria, has asked for support for his war-torn city and thanked the Knights of Columbus and other organizations.  Read more...


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