May – June 1995

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Our World
Stories and events from around the world of CNEWA.

Rebuilding Lebanon
Slowly, with the help of CNEWA, Lebanon restores war–ravaged homes, villages and the lives of its people.
by Michael J.L. La Civita

Iran’s Armenian Christians
Always a minority, Iran’s Armenian Christians work to maintain their identity.
text and photos by Armineh Johannes

Byzantine Catholics in the Midwest
Though transplanted from central Europe, Byzantine Catholics in the Midwest continue to follow the ancient rites and traditions of their church.
by the Rev. Nicholas Rachford, J.C.L.

India’s SEERI Center for Syriac Studies
The St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute strives to deepen the relationship between India’s Syriac churches.
by the Rev. Dr. Gheevarghese Panicker; photos: courtesy of SEERI

Our Patrimony of Patriarchs
The origins of the Christian patriarchs and their role in the church.
compiled by Catholic Near East staff

Well Grounded
Msgr. Stern reflects on Pope John Paul’s encyclical, “The Gospel of Life.”
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern