Our World

news item 01 Mar 1989 – Pontifical Mission for Palestine opened a library in Amman, Jordan, for the local community. It offers books and periodicals in Arabic as well as Western languages. While the facility provides services for people regardless of their faith, it particularly will promote Christian cultural, social, intellectual, and spiritual development. Read more...


news item 01 Mar 1989 – Pope John Paul II marked the United Nations Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People with an urgent call for an end to the suffering of Palestinian refugees and for encouragement of efforts promoting dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. Read more...


news item 01 Mar 1989 – Archbishop Michel Sabbah, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, pleaded for justice in the Holy Land during a month-long pastoral visit to the United States and Canada. Read more...


news item 01 Mar 1989 – A “harmonious interfaith effort” at Harvard University has brought together managers of health and social service programs from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Palestine. Read more...


news item 01 Mar 1989 – Archbishop Benedict Varghese Mar Gregorios Thangalathil, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, has been leading efforts on behalf of the poorer members of the Catholic community in India. Read more...


news item 01 Mar 1989 – Brother Vincent’s special responsibility will be coordinating our Needy Child Program, which currently involves 93 institutions in Ethiopia. Read more...


news item 01 Mar 1989 – In 1989 the Pontifical Mission for Palestine marks its 40th anniversary of serving those displaced by the division of Palestine. Read more...


news item 01 Mar 1989 – 120,000 Russian-language Catholic Bibles will be sent to the Soviet Union for distribution. Read more...