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07 Aug 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The synod of bishops of the Syro-Malankara Church has erected the Eparchy of Parassala, India, and with the assent of Pope Francis, has elected as the first bishop of the eparchy Bishop Thomas Eusebius Naickamparampil, who is currently serving Syro-Malankara Catholics in the U.S. and Canada.  Read more...
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04 Aug 2017 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — With tensions still high in the Old City following weeks of violence, Father Firas Aridah completed his work at the Latin Patriarchate early so he could leave Jerusalem for his West Bank parish before any possible violence began.  Read more...
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02 Aug 2017 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — A heat wave in Israel and the Palestinian territories in July and near-record electricity usage — where it was available — are indications that, despite the continuous political tensions here, Christians, Muslims and Jews are facing a common enemy that needs to be confronted in a united manner.  Read more...
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28 Jul 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While Christians on earth may be divided into different churches and denominations, in heaven their saints are united and can be powerful intercessors for Christian unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch said during a visit to Russia.  Read more...
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27 Jul 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — No matter the position one takes on national migration policy, Pope Francis, Caritas Internationalis and national Catholic charities across the globe want Catholics to meet a migrant or refugee and listen to his or her story.  Read more...
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27 Jul 2017 – BEIRUT (CNS) — They came from around the world, from Australia, South America, Europe and the United States. Some came from Africa, and some from nearby countries in the Middle East.  Read more...
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24 Jul 2017 – MARJ AL HAMAM, Jordan (CNS) — Mideast church leaders meeting in Jordan developed a two-pronged action plan to help Catholic families.  Read more...
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21 Jul 2017 – JERICHO, West Bank (CNS) — Ahmed Za’atreh’s love affair with photography began last year, when a relative came back from a trip abroad and gave him a camera.   Read more...


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