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18 Jan 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican’s hopes for a peace-filled world and its defense of the right to religious freedom have supported its consistent position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for 70 years.  Read more...
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17 Jan 2017 – TENT OF NATIONS, West Bank (CNS) — Bishops from Europe and North America lauded this 100-year-old hilltop family farm southwest of Bethlehem as an example of the nonviolent resistance needed to oppose Israeli expansion onto Palestinian land.  Read more...
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14 Jan 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas thanked Pope Francis for his support of the country’s new embassy to the Holy See.  Read more...
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13 Jan 2017 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — Catholic and Orthodox leaders have pledged to stand together against fundamentalism and terrorism, as well as resisting forces working to erode and destroy religious belief in Europe.  Read more...
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12 Jan 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When a group of German Christians was asked in 2014 to prepare materials for the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, their choice of a “wall” as a symbol of sin, evil and division explicitly referred to the Berlin Wall.  Read more...
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11 Jan 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — An emerging Catholic dialogue with Muslims aims to show public support for Islamic American communities.  Read more...
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10 Jan 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — An emerging Catholic dialogue with Muslims aims to show public support for Islamic American communities.  Read more...
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Syrians turn for help in Lebanon (Catholic News Service)
05 Jan 2017 – Balancing boxes and bags filled with warm clothes for his family, Malak Elias Mnayeri waited for a taxi in the near-freezing temperatures outside Caritas Lebanon’s center in Zahle, close to the Syrian border.  Read more...


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