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17 Dec 2001 – NEW YORK–Christian leaders in the Holy Land, led by Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah, met today with Chairman Yasser Arafat of the Palestinian Authority at his headquarters in the Palestinian city of Ramallah.  Read more...
11 Dec 2001 – Officials of the Holy Land Foundation established in Washington, D.C., by the Franciscan Friars have, in a press release dated 7 December, stated that they have no connection with the similarly named Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a Muslim organization based in Richardson, Texas, that has been under a U.S. grand jury investigation.  Read more...
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10 Dec 2001 – Brother David Carroll, F.S.C., Assistant to the Secretary General of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, addressed the issue of Christians in the Holy Land and their relationships with the area’s Jewish and Muslim communities on 27 and 28 November 2001, in San Antonio, Texas.   Read more...
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21 Nov 2001 – Ignace Moussa I Cardinal Daoud, Prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches and Syriac Catholic Patriarch Emeritus of Antioch, visited New York recently to mark the fifth anniversary of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance for Syriac Catholics in the United States and Canada.  Read more...
Christians in the Holy Land (press release)
21 Nov 2001 – Christian emigration from the Middle East cannot be attributed to one cause, nor are Christians alone in the region in quest of a better life in Europe or the New World, reported the directors of the Pontifical Mission, Catholic Near East Welfare Association’s (CNEWA) operating agency in the Middle East.   Read more...
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19 Sep 2001 – On Monday, 10 September, Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York and President of CNEWA, joined our overseas regional directors at our New York office for an update on the political, social and economic issues in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe.   Read more...
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12 Mar 2001 – On 12 March, Nasrallah Cardinal Sfeir, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites, visited CNEWA’s New York headquarters, spoke to employees and met with senior staff to discuss the needs of Lebanon.  Read more...