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Synod: Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue (Catholic News Service)
19 Oct 2010 – Specific synod suggestions for a common Catholic-Orthodox celebration of Easter, wider authority for Eastern Catholic patriarchs — including participation in conclaves to elect a pope — and the need for local dialogue with Muslims and Jews were repeated in the midterm report of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East.  Read more...
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Synod: Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Catholic News Service)
19 Oct 2010 – Christians throughout the Middle East want to celebrate Easter on the same date, but the sometimes difficult system of sharing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem means coming to an agreement will not be easy, said the head of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.  Read more...
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Catholic-run Hospital in Bethlehem (Catholic News Service)
19 Oct 2010 – Holy Family Hospital marked a milestone on Oct. 18 with the birth of its 50,000th baby since 1990.  Read more...
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18 Oct 2010 – Father Raymond Mousalli, Chaldean Catholic Patriarchal Vicar in Jordan and a member of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, will meet with members of the press today, 18 October, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Istituto Maria SS. Bambina, Via Paulo VI, No. 21, which runs along the southern side of the Piazza S. Pietro.  Read more...
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18 Oct 2010 – CNEWA’s Msgr. Robert Stern speaks with National Catholic Reporter’s John Allen Jr. in Rome on 17 October 2010.  Read more...
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Synod: Common Easter Date (Catholic News Service)
18 Oct 2010 – At a synod concerned primarily about peace and the continued presence of Christians in the Holy Land, one of the suggestions made repeatedly was that Catholics, Protestants, Anglicans and Orthodox finally celebrate Easter together each year.  Read more...
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Synod: Interfaith Meeting (Catholic News Service)
18 Oct 2010 – The enthusiastic exchange of calling cards and making sure caterers provided kosher and halal food are small yet critical signs of a successful interfaith conference.  Read more...
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Synod: Lord’s Prayer in Arabic (Catholic News Service)
18 Oct 2010 – Christians throughout the Middle East should be using the same version of the Lord’s Prayer in Arabic, according to several members of the Synod of Bishops discussing Catholics in the region.  Read more...


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