ONE’s World

news item 22 Nov 2011 – On 20 October, the head of the world’s Maronite Catholics, Patriarch Bechara Peter Rai of Antioch, held a press conference at CNEWA’s administrative center in New York as part of his first pastoral visit to the United States since his election in Lebanon last March. Read more...


news item 22 Nov 2011 – A member of the CNEWA family, Brother Donald Mansir, F.S.C., died on 8 October in Walnut Creek, California, at the age of 62. Read more...


news item 22 Nov 2011 – On 21-22 October, CNEWA and the Sheptytsky Institute for Eastern Christian Studies at St. Paul University in Ottawa sponsored a symposium on the future of Christianity in the Middle East. Read more...


news item 22 Nov 2011 – On 20 October, the head of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I, dedicated a new cathedral in Amman. Read more...


news item 22 Nov 2011 – In October, the Teresian Association, a religious and lay institute of men and women, celebrated its centennial anniversary. For decades, Teresians have run CNEWA’s Pontifical Mission libraries in Amman and Bethlehem. Sami El-Yousef, CNEWA’s regional director for Palestine and Israel, attended the celebrations in Jerusalem on 15 October. Read more...


news item 22 Nov 2011 – The head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Major Archbishop George Alencherry of Ernakulam-Angamaly, visited CNEWA’s New York offices on 25 October as part of his first pastoral visit to the United States since his election in India in May. The 66-year-old major archbishop leads nearly four million Syro-Malabar Catholics around the world, including 75,000 in the United States. Read more...


news item 22 Nov 2011 – The Paul VI Ephpheta Institute, a school for hearing-impaired children in Bethlehem, celebrated its 40th anniversary on 22 October. Read more...