Our World

news item 01 Jun 1998 – Serjbal is a remote village on Mt. Lebanon, about 20 miles from Beirut. Before the onset of civil war, residents of Serjbal would commute to work in Beirut. Agriculture was a major source of supplementary income. Read more...


news item 01 Jun 1998 – Dialogue might be described as a journey toward mutual understanding. Read more...


news item 01 Jun 1998 – Founded in Constantinople in 1847 to serve the youth of the Armenian diaspora, the Armenian Sisters of the Immaculate Conception have, since 1990, worked heroically in the Armenian Catholic villages of Armenia and southern Georgia. Read more...


news item 01 Jun 1998 – Since all Christian church activities in Turkey – including weddings and wakes – must take place within church premises, we were delighted to assist Ignatius IV Hazim, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, restore and equip a hall near St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Antioch. Read more...


news item 01 Jun 1998 – She went to work at an early age to help support her family. She never married and never entered a religious community, but Catherine Cresci devoted her life to God. Read more...


news item 01 Jun 1998 – On 21 March, Bishop John R. Keating, Bishop of Arlington, Virginia, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Near East Welfare Association since 1985, died suddenly in Rome while on his ad limina visit to the Holy See. Read more...