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18 Feb 2016 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The joint declaration signed 12 February in Cuba between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow has met with a tepid reaction from Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych, Ukraine, major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.  Read more...
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18 Feb 2016 – ELMONT, N.Y. (CNS) — Decades after a change in immigration laws started a wave of Indian migration to the United States, Syro-Malankara Catholics celebrated the establishment of their first eparchy, or diocese, outside of India.  Read more...
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18 Feb 2016 Ottawa — In September 2015, with the support of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P), Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Canada, and the Catholic Near East Welfare Association Canada (CNEWA).  Read more...
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17 Feb 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A young volunteer for Caritas Syria was killed in continued violence there.  Read more...
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17 Feb 2016 Ottawa, Ontario — As the fight to protect innocent families from violence in the Middle East reached tragic heights in 2015, Canadians donated more than $2.4 million to CNEWA Canada to support displaced peoples and refugees — in particular religious minorities in Syria and Iraq, among other affected countries.  Read more...
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17 Feb 2016 – Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) raised more than $11 million for emergency response initiatives in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan from August 2014 to September 2015.  Read more...
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04 Feb 2016 – BEIRUT (CNS) — A Maronite priest is leaving Lebanon to become the first exarch of the newly erected Apostolic Exarchate of Colombia. Father Fadi Abou Chebel, 46, will begin his new assignment in April, based in Bogota, the Colombian capital.  Read more...
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04 Feb 2016 – AL-KHALDIYA, Jordan (CNS) — As a donors conference to stem the Syrian refugee crisis opens in London, Syria’s neighbors, which have hosted hundreds of thousands of refugees for the past five years, say they cannot continue to bear the brunt of the burden.  Read more...


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