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26 May 2011 – An interfaith group of religious leaders, including two Catholic prelates, called for “strong, sustained” U.S. leadership in peace talks between Israel and Palestine “before it is too late.”  Read more...
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24 May 2011 – On May 20 Pedro Guevara-Mann Animator of Perspective Weekly at Salt and Light TV interviewed Michael La Civita and Carl Hétu of CNEWA on the Future of Middle East Christians.  Read more...
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24 May 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI has named Msgr. Mikael Mouradian, who is superior of the Convent of Notre Dame in Bzommar, Lebanon, as the new bishop of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in New York for Armenian Catholics.  Read more...
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24 May 2011 – As dusk fell on this sleepy West Bank village, Father Firas Aridah looked down from the balcony of his office onto the church courtyard, where a group of young boys — and one girl — were in the midst of a heated soccer match.  Read more...
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Religious Care for Libya’s Migrants (Catholic News Service)
23 May 2011 – Despite the worsening crisis in Libya, religious women and men continue to offer pastoral care and desperately needed services to the country’s many migrants.  Read more...
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23 May 2011 – A new iPad application developed by two priests will send users news, videos and photos from the Holy Land and let people send prayers via “virtual candles.”  Read more...
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23 May 2011 – Schools where Christians and Muslims study together, as they do at many Catholic schools in the Middle East, should be supported and cherished by both communities because they promote dialogue and lead to real friendships, said dialogue participants.  Read more...
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VIDEO: “First Take: Vatican” (Catholic News Service)
20 May 2011 – A Catholic-Muslim dialogue meeting in Jordan focused on the role of education in promoting tolerance and said that schools where Catholic and Muslim students study together are to be “cherished” because real friendships are formed there. Also, preparations are being made for Pope Benedict’s dialogue with astronauts on the International Space Station.  Read more...


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