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13 Jul 2016 – NAOUR, Jordan (CNS) — Exuberant Syrian refugee children sang, danced and played with colorful clowns as they celebrated graduation at their Caritas-sponsored school in this sleepy suburb of the Jordanian capital, Amman.  Read more...
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11 Jul 2016 – Most of the more than 10 million Ethiopians now dependent on direct food handouts will survive the country’s worst drought in 60 years, but how they survive will depend on the generosity of Catholics abroad.  Read more...
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08 Jul 2016 – BAGHDAD (CNS) — Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako, on the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr, called for tolerance and forgiveness to fight extremism, hatred and terrorism.  Read more...
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06 Jul 2016 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — During the week following the pan-Orthodox council, which wrapped June 26 in Crete, Greece, Orthodox clergy in the U.S. reflected on what the council would mean for Orthodox Christians here.  Read more...
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05 Jul 2016 – NEW YORK (CNS) — Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and prolific author who died July 2 at age 87 in his New York home, has been remembered in tributes from around the world for standing up for human dignity and for being a witness to the world of the atrocities of the Holocaust.  Read more...
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05 Jul 2016 – In 2010, I visited Syria as the chair of the Canadian branch of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. The country’s beauty, the friendly relations between Christians and Muslims, and the tranquility there struck me.  Read more...
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30 Jun 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A group of bishops, religious and church personnel working in Syria met to discuss better ways to confront the immense humanitarian crisis unfolding in their country.  Read more...
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29 Jun 2016 – NEW YORK (CNS) — Poor, destitute refugees now comprise half the people living in Lebanon, according to Cardinal Bechara Rai, patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church.  Read more...


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