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news item 01 Jan 2001 – On 25 November, Pope John Paul II asked Patriarch Ignace Moussa I, Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, to serve as Prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 2001 – Archbishop Lutfi Laham, Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem, was elected Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, on 29 November by the synod of bishops of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 2001 – A review of the Middle East peace process was high on the agenda of the Dialogue of the Bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and the National Council of Synagogues, held in Baltimore on 20 November. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 2001 – Focolare, a worldwide lay movement founded in Italy in 1943 by Chiara Lubich, invited Muslims and Christians to Washington, D.C., on 14 November to explore paths to interracial and interreligious harmony, beginning here in the United States. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 2001 – With CNEWA’s assistance, 86 juveniles serving sentences at the Roumieh prison in Lebanon have benefited from educational programs established last year. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 2001 – On 1 and 2 November, Chorbishop John D. Faris, Assistant Secretary General, addressed the clergy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia at their annual conference held this year in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Read more...


news item 01 Jan 2001 – Late last year, two devoted servants of the church entered into eternal life. Read more...