The church in Ukraine has been tied to the Moscow Patriarchate for hundreds of years, although many Ukrainian parishes have split off over the past two decades.
Israel is home to approximately 144,000 Jews of Ethiopian descent, the majority of whom immigrated to Israel in the 1980s and 1990s.
O’Day was known for her integrity in biblical interpretation.
The development comes nearly seven decades after the Holy See and Beijing severed official relations.
The Great Mosque of Tirana is being built in “neo-Ottoman” style—in a country that rebelled against Ottoman rule.
Augusta Victoria Hospital is among six East Jerusalem hospitals in financial dire straits.
The UN has received reports of Muslim minorities being detained; Christians recount churches raided, crosses destroyed, and Bibles burned.
The call for the February meeting at the Vatican is believed to be the first of its kind.
“I didn’t come here to find an echo chamber,” one attendee said.
Earlier this summer, an informal body called the Faculty Assembly took an unofficial vote of no confidence in its president and provost.