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11 Oct 2011 – OTTAWA — An Israeli Catholic prelate, Archbishop Elias Chacour of Akka, Haifa, Nazareth and Galilee, will address a symposium devoted to the future of Christianity in the Middle East at St. Paul’s University on Friday, 21 October, at 7 p.m. and will close the panel discussions on Saturday, 22 October, at noon.  Read more...
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New Maronite Patriarch to Visit U.S. (Catholic News Service)
03 Oct 2011 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai will make his first pastoral visit to the United States Oct. 4-25.   Read more...
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29 Sep 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Addressing the United Nations, a Vatican representative called for “courageous decisions” toward the two-state solution for the Holy Land after Palestinian leaders requested full U.N. membership for the Palestinian state.  Read more...
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28 Sep 2011 – BETHESDA, Md. (CNS) — The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem says the dwindling population of Christians in his city needs to be bolstered by the support of Christians around the world and by their visits as pilgrims.  Read more...
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22 Sep 2011 – BETHESDA, Md. (CNS) — The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem said he hoped that an effort to grant full U.N. membership to Palestine would be a step toward eventual peace in the region, leading to the “two-state solution.”  Read more...
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Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate (Catholic News Service)
21 Sep 2011 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — At the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, history is literally etched in stone.  Read more...
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19 Sep 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Officials at the Vatican headquarters of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem welcomed U.S. Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien as their new pro-grand master.   Read more...
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16 Sep 2011 – Msgr. John E. Kozar, a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, began his term as the new president of CNEWA on 15 September. He began the day by addressing the staff at the agency’s headquarters in New York.  Read more...


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