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11 Dec 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Following days of violence and backlash after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Vatican appealed for “wisdom and prudence” to prevail.  Read more...
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11 Dec 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — December, when all eyes are on the baby Jesus, the Holy Land Family Hospital of Bethlehem wants others to think about modern-day babies in the city in the West Bank where the Gospel says Christ was born.  Read more...
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08 Dec 2017 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Not far from where journalists lined up for positions outside the guard tower at Rachel’s Tomb in anticipation of confrontations between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians, life in Bethlehem continued.  Read more...
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08 Dec 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, reported that he and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence “had a substantial discussion on the needs of the Christians, and other religious minority communities, in Iraq.”  Read more...
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06 Dec 2017 – NEW DELHI (CNS) — An Indian bishop criticized a call by a radical Hindu group for the execution of people who slaughter cattle or transport beef.  Read more...
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04 Dec 2017 – THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India (CNS) — A typhoon that rapidly developed on the southern Indian coast claimed the lives of at least 32 poor Catholic fishermen who were at sea and another 200 more were missing.  Read more...
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27 Nov 2017 – NEW DELHI (CNS) — As Pope Francis began his tour to Myanmar and Bangladesh, Catholics in neighboring India regret missing a chance to meet him in their homeland, nostalgically recalling past papal visits, reported ucanews.com.  Read more...
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24 Nov 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops condemned the Nov. 24 bombing of a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region, calling it a “monstrous terrorist attack on innocent people at prayer.”  Read more...


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