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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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09 Jul 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As war continues to threaten the land of Jesus’ birth and to undermine the existence of Christian communities there, the international community must learn from the errors of the past and do more to bring lasting peace to the Middle East, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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06 Jul 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ visit to the southern Italian Adriatic port city of Bari will be an occasion to once again affirm the church’s closeness with persecuted Christians in the Middle East, Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch said.  Read more...
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02 Jul 2018 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — A Chaldean Catholic archbishop in Iraq said he and other bishops were “delighted” that the United States Agency for International Development is making good on its pledge to help Iraq’s historic Christian, Yazidi and other religious minorities rebuild their lives after attacks by Islamic State militants.  Read more...
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27 Jun 2018 – WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (CNS) — King Abdullah II of Jordan has been chosen as the 2018 Templeton Prize Laureate.  Read more...
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27 Jun 2018 – KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank (CNS) — The white police vans that drove up to the crest of the hill overlooking this ramshackle Bedouin village could only spell trouble.  Read more...
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22 Jun 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although the sin of war committed by nations has caused great suffering to Christians in the Middle East, the Catholic Church must bear in mind its own sins, Pope Francis said.  Read more...


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