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13 Aug 2018 – Catholic Near East Welfare Association has rushed $40,000 in emergency aid to help more than 4,000 people fleeing interethnic violence in south central Ethiopia.  Read more...
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26 Jul 2018 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) —The upcoming synod for the Iraqi Chaldean Catholic Church in Baghdad in August is expected to discuss issues vital for the church’s future both in Iraq and among its diaspora community.  Read more...
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24 Jul 2018 – PARMA, Ohio (CNS) — At 44, Bishop Milan Lach is the fifth bishop of the Byzantine Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma and the youngest bishop to head a diocese in North America.  Read more...
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23 Jul 2018 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Driven by a zeal and strong ties to the roots of their faith, 450 young people from all over the world gathered in Lebanon for the first Syriac Youth International Convention, open to people 18-35.  Read more...
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19 Jul 2018 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — The secretary-general of the Russian bishops’ conference urged Catholics to remember the 1918 murder of Czar Nicholas II and his family with “penance and reflection,” while suggesting Catholics could participate in future commemorations.  Read more...
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16 Jul 2018 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Amid the destruction in war-torn Syria, a community of Discalced Carmelites in Aleppo perseveres in its mission of continuous prayer and help to families in need.  Read more...
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12 Jul 2018 – STRADCH, Ukraine (CNS) — People walk miles to participate in the pilgrimage to Stradch, a village about 12 miles northwest of the city of Lviv. Here the Ukrainian Catholic Church gathers every 26 June to honor its beatified martyrs in an outdoor liturgy before a carpet of pilgrims that stretches to the surrounding woods and hills. The liturgy is presided over by Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych, major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.  Read more...
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11 Jul 2018 – NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — Ethiopia’s Catholic Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel commended the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments for signing a peace accord.  Read more...


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