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Maronite Bishops Condemn Violence (Catholic News Service)
16 Jun 2011 – Maronite Catholic bishops, lamenting the violence in the Middle East, said democracy cannot be achieved through violence.  Read more...
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Video: “First Take: Vatican” (Catholic News Service)
16 Jun 2011 – Last weekend Pope Benedict made history when he held an audience with about 1,500 Gypsies. It was the latest event in the Vatican’s long effort to build pastoral bridges to the Gypsy populations as they face new forms of discrimination in Europe.  Read more...
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Video: “First Take: Vatican” (Catholic News Service)
15 Jun 2011 – On today’s First Take: Vatican, we look at the pope’s general audience talk and how pilgrims beat the heat as well as new appointments for two U.S. Melkite bishops and progress made by a Vatican-Israeli commission.  Read more...
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Pope Reaches Out to Europe’s Gypsies (Catholic News Service)
14 Jun 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI prayed that the world’s Gypsies no longer be subjected to prejudice, oppression and rejection.  Read more...
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13 Jun 2011 – At 10 June ceremonies marking the graduation of its 35th class, Bethlehem University awarded CNEWA’s president, Msgr. Robert L. Stern, with a Doctorate in Humanities, honoris causa.  Read more...
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Pope Calls for Reform in Syria (Catholic News Service)
10 Jun 2011 – The civilian unrest ripping through Syria and other Arab countries is a sign that people want a better future, Pope Benedict XVI told Syria’s new ambassador to the Vatican.  Read more...
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10 Jun 2011 – Greg Kandra has joined CNEWA as the new executive editor of its award-winning bimonthly, ONE Magazine.  Read more...
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Libyan Bishop Criticizes NATO Strikes (Catholic News Service)
09 Jun 2011 – The top church official in Libya expressed fear that the protracted conflict there would generate fighting among factions and tribes, but said he believed a negotiated solution was still possible, the Vatican’s missionary news agency reported.  Read more...


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