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news item 19 Mar 2009 – With his appointment as archbishop of New York on 23 February, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan also assumed the presidency ex officio of Catholic Near East Welfare Association. Read more...


news item 19 Mar 2009 – ardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, visited CNEWA’s administrative offices in New York City 23 February. Read more...


news item 19 Mar 2009 – On 20 January, Cardinal Stephanos II Ghattas, Coptic Catholic Patriarch Emeritus of Alexandria, died in Cairo, Egypt. He was 89. Read more...


news item 19 Mar 2009 – On 20-21 February, Msgr. Robert L. Stern participated in a symposium on Christianity in the Middle East sponsored by CAMECT (Christian Arab and Middle East Churches Together) and Tele Lumière-Noursat and hosted by Mar Ibrahim Ibrahim, Bishop of the Chaldean Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle in Detroit. Read more...


news item 19 Mar 2009 – Only 4,000 Christians live in the Gaza Strip, yet church-sponsored charities, clinics and schools provide essential social services to all Gazans regardless of creed. Read more...


news item 19 Mar 2009 – The local council of the Russian Orthodox Church elected Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad as patriarch of Moscow and All Russia on 27 January in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral. Read more...


news item 19 Mar 2009 – Bishop Ephrem Joseph Younan of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark was elected Syriac Catholic patriarch of Antioch by the synod of the church, which was held in Rome from 18-20 January. Read more...