Our World

news item 01 Jan 2000 – During his brief visit to the republic of Georgia, Pope John Paul II spent the night at a shelter for homeless adults located in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 2000 – Although Ethiopia and Eritrea are officially at war, Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant and Muslim religious leaders from each country are united in the quest for peace. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 2000 – Convoked by Achille Cardinal Silvestrini, Prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, some 100 bishops, priests and religious superiors from North and South America and Australia gathered in Boston in November. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 2000 – Nine-year-old Tsega Moges was born with cataracts in both eyes and he desperately needed corrective surgery. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 2000 – Women and children of Pinkulam no longer need to walk long distances to obtain pure drinking water, thanks to a 1999 CNEWA grant to improve existing wells and dig new ones in the impoverished village located in the Syro-Malankara Catholic Diocese of Marthandom. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 2000 – Msgr. Stephen J. Kelleher, 84, Field Director of the Pontifical Mission in Beirut, Lebanon, from 1960 to 1962, died 5 December in New York City. A priest of the Archdiocese of New York, Msgr. Kelleher joined the staff of CNEWA in 1959 as Assistant to the Secretary General and served in that post for one year. Read more...