Our World

news item 01 Mar 1996 – Fireworks and unfettered joy marked the Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, under autonomous Palestinian rule for the first time. Read more...


news item 01 Mar 1996 – A Special Assembly on Lebanon of the Synod of Bishops met at the Vatican from 26 November to 14 December for intensive pastoral planning. Read more...


news item 01 Mar 1996 – Calling him “a true friend to the American Muslim community,” the American Muslim Council awarded William Cardinal Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore and Vice President of CNEWA, the Mahmoud Abu Saud Excellence Award at a banquet in Washington, D.C., on 8 December. Read more...


news item 01 Mar 1996 – The Holy See announced in late December the creation of two new Eastern Catholic jurisdictions in Eritrea. Read more...


news item 01 Mar 1996 – In early January, the Synod of Bishops of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church convened in Rome to discuss the renewal of Syro-Malabar worship, formation of seminarians and church unity. Read more...


news item 01 Mar 1996 – CNEWA was delighted to welcome Achille Cardinal Silvestrini, Prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, to our New York office on 31 January. Read more...


news item 01 Mar 1996 – Making his first pastoral visit to the United States as Catholicos-Supreme Patriarch of All Armenians, Karekin I met with John Cardinal O’Connor, Archbishop of New York and President of CNEWA, over breakfast at the Cardinal’s residence on 13 January. Read more...


news item 01 Mar 1996 – On 9 December, Archbishop Mario Brini, former Secretary for the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, died in Rome. Read more...