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22 Feb 2016 – SAN DIEGO (CNS) — San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy is challenging U.S. Catholics to take an active role in combating “the scourge of anti-Islamic prejudice.”  Read more...
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18 Feb 2016 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — The Commission for Justice and Peace of the Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to work for a change in the current violent situation, but it chastised Israel as responsible for its creation.  Read more...
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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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