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Pontifical Mission at 50: New York
prepared by CNEWA staff
photographs by Maria Bastone
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2000)
Dignitaries and long-time friends gather in New York City to commemorate the establishment of the Pontifical Mission.

Pontifical Mission at 50: Rome
prepared by CNEWA staff
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2000)
The Holy Father recognizes the Mission as an eloquent sign of international solidarity.

A Historic Agreement
by Archbishop Renato R. Martino, J.C.D.
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1994)
A “fundamental agreement” is drawn in an attempt to improve relations between the Holy See and the state of Israel.

The Catholic Diplomat: Edmund A. Walsh, S.J.
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East October 1992)
A profile of Edmund A. Walsh, S.J., first president of Catholic Near East Welfare Association.

The Most Sacred Treasure
by His Excellency, Archbishop Renato R. Martino
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
Statement of the Papal Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, regarding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, November 15, 1988.

The Pontifical Mission – for Palestine?
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1989)
When it comes to those in need, we do not discriminate.

The Church and the Palestinians
by Brother Austin David, F.S.C.
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1988)
The Vatican takes a clear position on the question of Palestine in its efforts to bring peace and justice to the Holy Land.

Sacred Oriental Congregation
prepared by Catholic Near East staff
photos: Sacred Oriental Congregation
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1978)
With roots stretching back to the 16th century, the Sacred Oriental Congregation works toward a return to the ancient Eastern Church.

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Pope Appeals To End Fighting in Libya
Catholic News Service (29 March 2011)
Pope Benedict XVI appealed for a suspension of fighting in Libya and the immediate start of a serious dialogue aimed at restoring peace to the North African country.

Vatican Nuncio Weighs in on Libya
Catholic News Service (31 March 2011)
The Vatican observer at the London conference on Libya said the situation in the North African country is forcing the international community to examine its obligation to intervene when the lives and rights of civilians are being threatened.

Video: Vatican Meets With Palestinian Authority
Catholic News Service (30 January 2012)
Vatican and PLO leaders meet to discuss the church in the Holy Land, Pope Benedict releases doves for peace, and a Vatican official talks about priests’ attitudes during confession.

Vatican Meets With Palestinian Authority (Vatican Information Service)
web news (30 January 2012)
30 Jan 2012 – VATICAN CITY (VIS) – Made public today was a joint communique on a bilateral meeting between the Holy See and the Palestine Liberation Organisation, held in Ramallah on 28 January. The text of the English-language communique is given below.

Vatican Continues Talks With Palestinian Authority
Catholic News Service (31 January 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican and the Palestine Liberation Organization are continuing talks aimed at a formal agreement regulating and promoting the presence and activity of the Catholic Church in the Palestinian territories.

Holy See Has Not Changed Position on East Jerusalem
web news (12 June 2012)
Vatican Radio interviews Msgr. Ettore Balestrero, the Holy See’s under secretary for relations with states, about the Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel.

Vatican Will Not Recognize Israeli Occupation
Catholic News Service (13 June 2012)
ROME (CNS) — An eventual agreement between Israel and the Vatican over property taxes and property rights in no way will imply that the Vatican recognizes Israel’s claims over East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a top Vatican official said.

Vatican: Children Suffer Most in Syrian Violence
Catholic News Service (30 May 2013)
GENEVA (CNS) — The Vatican has reiterated its call for negotiations to end the violence in Syria, saying that children are suffering the most.

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What's Next?
Pope Benedict XVI's historic announcement yesterday, the world has been asking a lot of questions about what the days ahead will bring.