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Pope Prays for Orthodox Archbishops Kidnapped in Syria
Catholic News Service (24 April 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Acknowledging “conflicting reports” about two Orthodox archbishops kidnapped in Syria, Pope Francis prayed for them and for an end to the war in their country.

Cardinal Dolan Seeks Prayers for Kidnapped Orthodox Clergy
Catholic News Service (3 May 2013)
NEW YORK (CNS) — Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan challenged Massgoers to hold onto hope and to pray for the safety and well-being of two Orthodox archbishops kidnapped in Syria in late April while carrying out a humanitarian mission.

Pope Francis: Ecumenical Dialogue Leads to Growth in Faith
Catholic News Service (28 June 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis, who recently spoke of a need to increase the common responsibility all bishops hold for the universal church, told a delegation of Orthodox leaders that the Catholic Church can learn from the synod structure of the Eastern Christian churches.

Discussing Divorce, Pope Refers to Orthodox Practice
Catholic News Service (6 August 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis spoke to journalists about the need for a stronger Catholic pastoral approach to marriage and to divorced people, he made a parenthetical reference to how the Orthodox churches handle the breakup of marriages differently.

Catholic, Greek Orthodox Leaders in U.S. Welcome Pope-Patriarch Meeting
Catholic News Service (20 May 2014)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America welcomed the 25 May meeting between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem.

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Picture of the Day: Quenched
Visitors find refreshment at a drinking fountain at Saint Sergius Monastery, located in the town of Sergiyev Posad, northeast of Moscow.

Picture of the Day: The Heart of the Matter
Seminarian Philip Chasia and his wife, Mercy, stand outside their one-room house near the campus of the Orthodox Patriarchal Ecclesiastical School in Nairobi, Kenya. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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A New Home, "God Willing"
Journalist Aaron Nelsen discusses the similarities and differences between the native and adoptive cultures of Palestinian-Chileans.

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Picture of the Day: Orthodox Africa
The faithful celebrate the liturgy at the Church of St. Nicholas in Kampala, Uganda. (photo: Tugela Ridley)

Take 5: Five Web Sites Worth Visiting Every Day
If you want to keep up with what's happening in CNEWA's world, some of the best resources are literally at your fingertips

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Picture of the Day: Brotherhood
Pope Benedict XVI embraces Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople during a private audience at the Vatican in 2008.

Picture of the Day: The Deacons of Ethiopia
Ethiopian Orthodox deacons celebrate the feast of Mary of Zion in Aksum. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: The Word
One of the many ancient manuscripts found in Debra Zion. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Take Five: 5 Facts about the Oriental Orthodox Churches
Father Elias Mallon shares details about the Oriental Orthodox churches.

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Picture of the Day: The Pope as Pilgrim of Peace
In October of 2011, Pope Benedict made a pilgrimage to Assisi to meet with other religious leaders and mark the 25th anniversary of the first interfaith gathering for peace.

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Picture of the Day: Orthodox Africa
Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga presides over the Sunday liturgy at St. Nicholas Church. (photo:Tugela Ridley)

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Picture of the Day: St. George
At the Vatican today, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the Feast of St. George, for whom he was named.

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Picture of the Day: A Landmark in Beijing
In an unprecedented event on 12 May 2013, the second Sunday after Pascha, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Beijing. (photo: The Russian Orthodox Church)

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Picture of the Day: Young and Venerable
In this photo from April, Eritrean children under the care of religious sisters gather to meet CNEWA President Msgr. Kozar. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: “Servant of Communion”
Pope Francis greets Orthodox Metropolitan John of Pergamon after praying with him at the tomb of St. Peter at the conclusion of Mass marking the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Picture of the Day: The Greeks in “Mormon Zion”
Father Elias Koucos presides over the liturgy at Prophet Elias Church in Holladay, Utah. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Ethiopia’s Priests of Tomorrow
Young seminarians practice chanting in Ge’ez in Ziway. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Learning from the Master
Village boys in Ethiopia receive oral instruction from an Orthodox scribe, or debtera. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: Queen Mary
As May draws to a close-the month devoted to the Virgin Mary-we get a glimpse at a colorful depiction of Mary from Ethiopia.

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Picture of the Day: Take and Eat
A child receives Communion from a young priest at the Church of St. Nicholas outside Kampala, Uganda. (photo: Tugela Ridley)

“What If They Gave a Synod and Nobody Came?”
The Pan-Orthodox Council planned for this month has run into choppy waters...