(from ONE magazine January 2007)
A Christmas Tradition
Posted: 08 Jan 2007
Continuing a longstanding tradition, Secretary General Msgr. Robert Stern joined the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Michel Sabbah, in the Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, where he offered Midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity for the intentions of CNEWA benefactors.
A visit to the Holy Land at Christmas is not just to concelebrate Midnight Mass; Msgr. Stern paid courtesy calls on Catholic, Orthodox, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Israel, Palestine and Jordan.