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news item 01 Jan 1997 – Effective 20 November, Father Robert P. Reidy, Director of our Jerusalem office, assumed responsibility for the direction of our Amman office as well. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 1997 – Sister Roberta Ann Leskey, O.S.F., a Bernardine Franciscan Sister assigned to a parish in the Greek Catholic Diocese of Cluj, Romania, wrote to tell us about her work with ASTRU, a very active Greek Catholic youth group. ASTRUs purpose, Sister wrote, is the spiritual formation of its members, who are the hope of the future Greek Catholic Church. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 1997 – Issa El-Hayek was sponsored from an early age by a generous CNEWA donor. He met Sister Elaine Kelley of Portland, Ore., who had traveled to Beit Sahour, Issas hometown. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 1997 – A good friend of CNEWA, Chorbishop Hector Y. Doueihi, Rector of Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, Brooklyn, has been appointed Bishop of the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn, replacing Archbishop Francis M. Zayek. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 1997 – At the invitation of U.S.A.I.D., Msgr. Robert Stern and Mr. Issam Bishara, Director of the PMP-CNEWA Beirut Office, traveled to Washington, D.C., on 20 November to attend a meeting for grant-holders working in Lebanon. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 1997 – From 15 to 19 December, William Cardinal Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore and Vice President of CNEWA, Archbishop Theodore McCarrick of Newark and Bishop Edwin O’Brien, Auxiliary Bishop of New York, who represented John Cardinal O’Connor, President of CNEWA, traveled to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to review several CNEWA-PMP programs. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 1997 – On 29 November, following meetings in Southfield, Mich., Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, and Raphael I Bidawid, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, issued a joint statement providing for a “Joint Commission for Unity” to develop a “Catechism of the Church of the East“ and establish an institution for the training of priests, deacons and catechists for the Assyrian and Chaldean Catholic churches. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 1997 – On 27 October, Pope John Paul II presided at the opening of the Divine Liturgy commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Union of Uzhorod. Read more...