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05 Jul 2012 – Pope Benedict XVI named a Spanish expert in Islam to the No. 2 post at the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.  Read more...
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05 Jul 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — The designation of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity as a UNESCO World Heritage site complicates relations between the three churches that oversee the holy site as well as relations between the Israeli and Palestinian communities, said a church official.  Read more...
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14 Mar 2012 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — The bishop who administers the church in Kuwait criticized legislation that would restrict Christian places of worship in the country.  Read more...
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Caritas Shelters Syrian Refugees (Catholic News Service)
07 Mar 2012 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Church aid workers scrambled to find housing for hundreds of Syrian refugees who have fled to neighboring Lebanon because of ongoing violence between Syrian forces and armed rebels.   Read more...
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Pope Addresses Middle East Christians (Catholic News Service)
07 Mar 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI urged Christians in the Middle East not to lose hope despite the serious difficulties they face.  Read more...
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05 Mar 2012 – ROME (CNS) — A Catholic archbishop welcomed a Turkish government decision to consult Christian leaders on a new constitution.  Read more...
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05 Mar 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Calling efforts toward an Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace “more, not less, urgent,” a group of Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders warned candidates for political office “not to use any rhetoric that could make prospects for peace more problematic.”   Read more...
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Armed Men Storm Monastery in Syria (Catholic News Service)
05 Mar 2012 – ANTAKYA, Turkey (CNS) — Masked gunmen stormed the Syrian desert monastery of Deir Mar Musa, about 50 miles southwest of Homs, destroying property and briefly holding its inhabitants captive.  Read more...


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