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06 Dec 2016 – LVIV, Ukraine (CNS) — Olia Kareva is 46. She spent five years in jail for the crime she has not committed.  Read more...
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06 Dec 2016 – NEW YORK (CNS) — Christians in the Middle East face extinction because of genocide, wars and international indifference to their plight, according to panelists at a Dec. 5 interfaith forum in New York.  Read more...
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05 Dec 2016 – CHICAGO (CNS) — On a recent overcast Sunday morning in northwest Chicago, the pews of the small wood-paneled St. Ephrem Chaldean Catholic Church were filled to overflowing. Among the rows of Massgoers sat Firaz Rassam and her sisters.  Read more...
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05 Dec 2016 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Even the Christmas decorations seem more cheerful this year in Bethlehem.  Read more...
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02 Dec 2016 – DUBLIN (CNS) — Fifty percent of Syria’s hospitals and medical centers have been destroyed or looted and their staff kidnapped, tortured or slaughtered, a leading Syrian surgeon told members of the Irish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.  Read more...
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02 Dec 2016 – BEIRUT (CNS) — The Syriac Catholic patriarch said he was horrified to see widespread devastation and what he called “ghost towns” during a recent visit to northern Iraq.  Read more...
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02 Dec 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Knowing the debate surrounding Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family, Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople said the document “first and foremost recalls the mercy and compassion of God and not just moral norms and canonical rules.”  Read more...
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28 Nov 2016 – JERUSALEM (CNS) Catholic leaders in the Holy Land expressed solidarity with those affected by regional wildfires, which continued to burn after five days.  Read more...


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