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28 Sep 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As a brief cease-fire agreement failed and Syrian government forces returned to bombing Aleppo and fighting rebels in the city streets, Pope Francis made a forceful appeal for assistance for the thousands of innocent civilians trapped in the besieged city.  Read more...
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28 Sep 2016 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — One of the last ceremonies in which former Israeli President Shimon Peres participated as a public figure took place in the Vatican Gardens in June 2014, the last month of his presidency.  Read more...
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26 Sep 2016 – SILVER SPRING, Md. (CNS) — The dwindling presence of Christians in the Middle East amounts to “memoricide,” according to Elizabeth Prodromou, a senior fellow in national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress.  Read more...
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23 Sep 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholics and Orthodox need to explore ways authority can be understood and exercised so that is not an obstacle to unity, a group of top-level theologians said.  Read more...
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22 Sep 2016 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — When he was a child, Bassem Hazboun loved helping his mother prepare French delicacies in their Bethlehem kitchen.  Read more...
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12 Sep 2016 Ottawa, Ont. — Since Catholic Near East Welfare Association launched an emergency appeal to rush food to the drought-stricken Horn of Africa earlier in the spring, tens of thousands of hungry children and thousands of pregnant women, mothers with infant children, and the elderly have been saved from malnutrition, or worse.  Read more...
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04 Sep 2016 – KOLKATA, India (CNS) — At Shishu Bhavan, children, the destitute, Missionaries of Charity nuns and novices sat silently, glued to the TV screen for the live telecast of the Vatican canonization ceremony of Mother Teresa.  Read more...
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02 Sep 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A personal encounter with Mother Teresa and her work serving the poor and the dying led a young Japanese man on a journey of faith and conversion.  Read more...


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