Connections

news item 15 Apr 2014 – CNEWA President Msgr. John E. Kozar and Communications Director Michael La Civita made a pastoral visit to Lebanon in March, focusing on the works of the local churches caring for displaced Syrian, Iraqi and Lebanese families. Read more...


15 Apr 2014 – In February, Sami El-Yousef, CNEWA’s regional director for Palestine and Israel, signed an agreement with the head of the Palestinian Authority’s Presidential Committee for the Restoration of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Read more...


news item 15 Apr 2014 – In February, a delegation from Misereor, the German Catholic bishops’ organization for overseas development, visited Lebanon. Read more...


15 Apr 2014 – Michel Constantin, CNEWA’s regional director for Lebanon, Syria and Egypt, and Kamal Abdel Nour, CNEWA’s programs manager based in Beirut, met with local leaders in Egypt in January to inspect the damage to churches caused by acts of violence and demonstrations in 2013. Read more...


news item 15 Apr 2014 – In March, CNEWA’s external affairs officer, the Rev. Elias D. Mallon, S.A., gave a presentation on the plight of children in need in the Middle East to a parish in Glendale, California. Read more...


15 Apr 2014 – In March, the patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Mar Ignatius Zakka I of Antioch and all the East, died in a German hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was 81. Read more...


15 Apr 2014 – CNEWA’s Msgr. Kozar paid a pastoral visit to Ethiopia in late March and early April with Carl Hétu of CNEWA Canada and Thomas Varghese, CNEWA’s director of programs. Read more...


15 Apr 2014 – After covering the story of the Good Shepherd Sisters serving refugees in Lebanon, writer Diane Handal was moved to do something on her own to support the sisters and their work. Read more...