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Pontifical Mission at 50: Rome
prepared by CNEWA staff
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2000)
The Holy Father recognizes the Mission as an eloquent sign of international solidarity.

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Pope Appeals To End Fighting in Libya
Catholic News Service (29 March 2011)
Pope Benedict XVI appealed for a suspension of fighting in Libya and the immediate start of a serious dialogue aimed at restoring peace to the North African country.

Video: “First Take: Vatican”
Catholic News Service (16 June 2011)
Last weekend Pope Benedict made history when he held an audience with about 1,500 Gypsies. It was the latest event in the Vatican’s long effort to build pastoral bridges to the Gypsy populations as they face new forms of discrimination in Europe.

New Cardinals Get their Assignments to Roman Curia
Catholic News Service (31 January 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Two months after receiving their red hats, the six newest members of the College of Cardinals have received their assignments as members of Vatican congregations, councils and offices — one of the clearest ways they help Pope Benedict XVI govern the universal church.

Christian, Muslim Leaders Vow to ‘Walk Hand in Hand’
Catholic News Service (5 December 2014)
ROME (CNS) — Catholic, Anglican, Sunni and Shiite leaders vowed to do all they can to combat “ugly and hideous” distortions of religion, and to involve more women — often the first victims of violence — in official interreligious dialogues.

from Blog Content

Taking a Breather in Rome
Two weeks ago, Msgr. Kozar, president of CNEWA, attended several key meetings in Rome, including the ROACO general assembly.

Maronite Patriarch to Compose Text for Way of the Cross
Maronite Patriarch Bechara Peter will be composing the text for the Way of the Cross, which is prayed in the Roman Coliseum on Good Friday.

Picture of the Day: Laying the Groundwork
Workers cover the floor of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel on 8 March in preparation for the papal conclave. Cardinal electors assembled in Rome will begin voting for the next pope 12 March. (photo: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano)

Picture of the Day: The World Watches and Waits
Huddled in the rain, people in St. Peter's Square watch on a large television monitor as cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to begin the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI on 12 March. (photo: CNS/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: Harleys for His Holiness
Pope Francis is presented with a leather Harley Davidson jacket during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on 12 June. (photo: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

In the Eternal City
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of his trip to Rome, which included ROACO's 86th plenary assembly.

Expanding an Order
CNEWA Chief Communications Officer shares news about the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, of which he is a knight commander.

Picture of the Day: Getting Down to Business
Pope Francis prays during a meeting with cardinals at the Vatican on 1 October. (photo: CNS/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Picture of the Day: How the Pope Celebrated His Birthday
Pope Francis talks with three men on 17 December who live on the streets near the Vatican. (photo: CNS/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Picture of the Day: Good Shepherd
A woman dressed as a character from a Nativity scene puts a lamb around the neck of Pope Francis as he arrives to visit the Church of St. Alfonso Maria dei Liguori in Rome on 6 January.

Picture of the Day: Pulp Pope
A large drawing of Pope Francis depicting him as a superhero is seen on a wall near the Vatican on 29 January. The Argentine pope is shown taking off into the air with his right fist clenched in classic Superman style. (photo: CNS/Robert Duncan)

Picture of the Day: Easter Light
Pope Francis carries a candle as he arrives to celebrate the Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on 19 April. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Picture of the Day: Cafeteria Catholic
Pope Francis eats with Vatican workers during a surprise visit to the Vatican cafeteria on 25 July. (photo: CNS/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters)