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A World Day Against Christian Persecution
Catholic News Service (9 December 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A top Vatican official called for the establishment of a world day dedicated to raising awareness of religious injustices suffered by Christians.

Bethlehem Catholic Lives Christmas All Year
Catholic News Service (20 December 2012)
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — A Bethlehem Franciscan said watching the actions of one of his parishioners reminds him of the meaning of his vocation.

Small Acts of Faith Vital to Israeli Village
Catholic News Service (18 July 2013)
MUQEIBLEH, Israel (CNS) — Every evening, Suhad Shunnara, 32, reads the Bible to her three sons and kneels with them to say the rosary. On Friday, she and her husband, Fuad, 40, send the children to religion class, and on Saturday, after Mass, they all watch a Christian TV channel together.

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Picture of the Day: Steps Toward Peace
Students from different faith backgrounds - but predominately Muslim and Christian - perform modern and traditional dance at the Latin Convent school in the town of Nazareth, Israel.

Why Are There Two Dates for Easter?
Father Elias Mallon details the reason behind the twin dates of Easter within Christendom.

Picture of the Day: St. Nicholas, the Wonder Worker
Vice President of Communications Michael J.L. La Civita reflects on the importance of St. Nicholas.

Picture of the Day: Merry Christmas!
A boy stands before a tetrapod or icon stand decorated with a traditional Ukrainian embroidered cloth. (photo:Ihor Tabin'sky)

Why Are Christians Leaving the Holy Land?
As we noted last week, "60 Minutes" on Sunday night broadcast a report by Bob Simon on the exodus of Christians from the Holy Land.

Hospitality in Hmoud
Journalist Nicholas Seeley details his visit to the fully Christian village of Hmoud, in Jordan.

An Exodus in Perspective
Sociologist Dr. Bernard Sabella discusses the exodus of Christians from the Middle East.

Take Five: 5 Words From CNEWA’s World
Mosques and churches dot the Soulimanya neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria.

Picture of the Day: Planting Seeds of Tolerance in Iraq's North
A man tosses seeds in the market of Qaraqosh. (photo: Safin Hamed/Metrography)

Picture of the Day: Suits of the Season in Palestine
In the Christian village of Taybeh in Palestine, a child plays near Santa suits on the grounds of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. (photo: Miriam Sushman)

Picture of the Day: Holy Week Prayers
In this image from Holy Week in 2009, Christians pray at the Stone of Unction, believed to be the place where the body of Jesus was prepared for burial, in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. (photo: CNS/Yannis Behrakis, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: “We Find Jesus’ Wounds in Works of Mercy”
Sister Lovely Kattumattam enjoys a laugh with a resident at Ashraya Old Age Home outside Mumbai, India — the land first evangelized by the apostle St. Thomas. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Encountering Holy Land Christians: Way of the Cross
Melodie Gabriel shares a brief presentation of the Via Dolorosa from the recent CNEWA/C.W.L. pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Picture of the Day: Onward, Christian Soldiers … in Israel
Jennifer Jozel, 17, a Catholic, holds a candle inside the Dormition of the Virgin Church in the Israeli Christian village of Mi'ilya in Galilee. She will join the air force in September. (photo: CNS/Debbie Hill)

Picture of the Day: The Queen and the Bishop
Pope Francis met for the first time today with Queen Elizabeth.

Are Christians Being Persecuted in the Middle East?
The bishops in the Holy Land, addressing that question, have posted a statement today on the website for the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

How Islamic Law Affects Christian Orphans in Egypt
In the winter edition of ONE magazine, contributor Amal Morcos visits two child care institutions in Egypt helping vulnerable children. She offers some additional perspectives below.

Picture of the Day: Christmas 2015
The Christmas tree and Nativity scene decorate St. Peter’s Square during a lighting ceremony at the Vatican on 18 December. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

CNEWA Connections:
Three Epiphanies

The period after Christmas is a time of light and revelation — and, really, three epiphanies.