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news item 01 Jul 1995 – Pope John Paul II has written an apostolic letter on the churches of the East, entitled “Orientale Lumen,” or “Light of the East.” The document was issued on 2 May, the feast of St. Athanasius, one of the Greek fathers of the church, to mark the centenary of Pope Leo XIII’s apostolic letter, “Orientalium Dignitas.” Read more...


news item 01 Jul 1995 – Brother David Carroll, F.S.C., our Special Operations Officer, appeared on a recent broadcast of WWOR’s program “Point of View” to discuss Catholic-Muslim relations with Imam Abdel-Rahman Osman. Read more...


news item 01 Jul 1995 – The meeting last spring of Romania’s Greek Catholic bishops and officials of the Roman Curia was intensive and productive. Read more...


news item 01 Jul 1995 – Media attention to their plight has faded, but the condition of the Iraqi people is deteriorating at an alarming rate – most people are close to starvation. Read more...


news item 01 Jul 1995 – In a recent letter, John Cardinal O’Connor presented to the members of the Catholic hierarchy, superiors of religious communities and heads of scholastic institutions information concerning the signing last autumn of the Christological declaration between the Roman Catholic Church and the Assyrian Church of the East. The declaration heals a separation dating back to the fifth century. Read more...


news item 01 Jul 1995 – At its recent investiture in Cleveland, Ohio, the North Central Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre heard Msgr. Stern describe at length the history and present situation of Jerusalem. Read more...


news item 01 Jul 1995 – Catholic Near East won several Catholic Press Association awards at the association’s recent convention in Los Angeles. Read more...


news item 01 Jul 1995 – We were deeply saddened by the death on Easter Sunday of Mar Athanasius Yeshue Samuel, 87, Primate of the Syrian Orthodox Church in the United States and Canada. Read more...