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Palestinian Christians in the West Bank and Gaza have been "basically under house arrest," isolated in their homes without food, water, or electricity, according to Michael LaCivita, communications director for the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, a papal agency that provides humanitarian and pastoral support in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India, and Eastern Europe.
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chair of Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), traveled in April in the northern region of Iraq known as Iraqi Kurdistan, a semi-autonomous region recognized by the government in Baghdad.
Given limited resources, there is only so much the clinic can do, she said, though she acknowledges the welcome support of such groups as the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, a papal agency
For the past year, CRS, the Catholic Near East Welfare Association and Caritas have worked with local partners to tackle these problems.
"The center of the church in its formative years was in the area we now call the Middle East," said the Catholic Near East Welfare Association's Michael La Civita.
The Catholic Near East Welfare Association, a New York-based nonprofit, is an agency of the Holy See working mainly in the Middle East.
The Catholic Near East Welfare Association has issued an emergency appeal to support Syria's Christians.
John Kozar, an American who heads the Catholic Near East Welfare Association and was in Lebanon for the pope's trip, told NCR he was in a shop where the Muslim owner expressed delight for the pope's arrival.
John Kozar of the Pittsburgh diocese became president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), the New York City-based papal agency.
Robert Stern of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, who said that limiting the power of Eastern authority figures makes sense under an older "geographic" model of the church, but not in light of a more personal approach.
In one of his last communications with Catholics in the West, Rahho had appealed for prayers and money in a letter to the New York-based Catholic Near East Welfare Association.
Updates may be found on the Catholic Near East Welfare Association Web site: www.cnewa.org.
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