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news item 01 Jan 1991 – Msgr. Robert L. Stern has announced the appointment of Father Simon Smith, S.J., as director of the Amman, Jordan office. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 1991 – When refugees from Iraqi-controlled Kuwait flooded Jordan last August and September, Catholic Near East Welfare Association channeled more than $60,000 through its sister-agency, the Pontifical Mission for Palestine. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 1991 – Leaders of the Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches (Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian and Syrian), in a joint statement, have agreed to lift all anathemas and condemnations which have split the churches for more than 1,550 years. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 1991 – The Pontifical Council for inter-religious Dialogue, directed by Francis Cardinal Arinze, received a grant of $500,000 from Catholic Near East Welfare Association. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 1991 – Pope John Paul II presented the new Code of Canon Law to the Synod of Bishops this past October. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 1991 – Agostino Cardinal Casaroli, the pope’s top aide who helped engineer the Church’s relationship with the formerly Communist governments of Eastern Europe, retired in December as the Holy See’s Secretary of State. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 1991 – This past fall, Msgr. Stern presented lectures at investiture ceremonies for the Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 1991 – For the first time since 1967, a public Mass was celebrated in Albania. Read more...




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