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news item 04 Jun 2012 – On 22 April, Education and Opportunities for Lebanon hosted a charity gala at the Lebanese Taverna in Bethesda, Maryland, to benefit CNEWA–sponsored projects serving children and youth in Lebanon. Some 146 guests attended the event, including Antoine Chedid, Lebanon’s ambassador to the United States. Read more...


news item 04 Jun 2012 – On 26 April 2012, two CNEWA-sponsored novices in Kerala made their first profession. Sister Rhytha Therese and Sister Emil Maria belong to the Syro-Malabar Catholic Congregation of Mother of Carmel. Read more...


news item 04 Jun 2012 – In February 2012, CNEWA-Pontifical Mission’s regional director for Palestine and Israel, Sami El-Yousef, traveled to Gaza to follow up on several ongoing projects, including the Pontifical Mission’s student sponsorship program for Christian students and job-training and employment program launched earlier in the year Read more...


news item 04 Jun 2012 – In March, CNEWA received more than $300,000 in grants from the Koch Foundation for 31 projects in India. The grants support spiritual formation programs as well as church-run social service and humanitarian activities, such as education for special needs children and clean water projects. Read more...


news item 25 May 2012 – From 15 to 24 April, Msgr. John E. Kozar, president of CNEWA, paid a pastoral visit to Ethiopia, where he observed firsthand the diverse activities of the agency, spoke with the people who direct these works and those who benefit from them. Read more...


25 May 2012 – In April, CNEWA Canada inaugurated a partnership with the Catholic Women’s League of Canada that will allow Catholic women across the country to support a program for at-risk youths in the Old City of Jerusalem. Read more...


25 May 2012 – In April, CNEWA’s regional office in Lebanon launched an emergency appeal for Syrian families displaced by the armed conflict between the Syrian army and opposition groups. After more than a year of fighting, thousands of families have lost their homes and livelihoods. Read more...


25 May 2012 – On 2 April, First Lady Clio Napolitano of Italy visited the Italian Hospital in Amman, Jordan, where she toured the facility and inaugurated its new departments of surgery, dialysis, radiology and patient services. Read more...




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