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11 Apr 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt’s minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt.  Read more...
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10 Apr 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The next few months will determine whether Iraqi Christians can return to their homes in areas where Islamic State had been routed, according to Msgr. John E. Kozar, international president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.  Read more...
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07 Apr 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Officials of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops April 7 urged renewed peace efforts for Syria, echoing Pope Francis’ call for “dialogue and reconciliation” as the only way to attain peace in a country rocked by an ongoing civil war.  Read more...
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05 Apr 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis strongly condemned a shocking chemical attack in Syria that left some 70 people, including at least 10 children, dead.  Read more...
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04 Apr 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Children continue to fall victim to trafficking, while those who enslave and exploit them continue to avoid prosecution, a Vatican official said.  Read more...
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31 Mar 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — A religious sister from Syria was one of 13 women honored March 29 by the U.S. Department of State with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award.  Read more...
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29 Mar 2017 – BALTIMORE (CNS) — Mourners from near and far, and all walks of life and various creeds, filled the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland March 28 for the funeral Mass of Cardinal William H. Keeler, 14th archbishop of Baltimore.  Read more...
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27 Mar 2017 – Cardinal William H. Keeler was moderator for Catholic-Jewish Relations for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for much of the period (1977-2007) that I was the staff person for Catholic-Jewish relations for the USCCB.  Read more...


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