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17 May 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI renewed his appeal for a negotiated settlement in Libya and called for an end to bloodshed in Syria, where civil strife has left hundreds of people dead.  Read more...
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VIDEO: “First Take: Vatican” (Catholic News Service)
17 May 2011 – The council elected by the Synod of Bishops on the Middle East last October is meeting at the Vatican. Events in the Middle East continue to be of concern to Pope Benedict XVI.  Read more...
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13 May 2011 – The Melkite Catholic Church has opened a cultural center, funded entirely by Sultan Qaboos bin Said, ruler of Oman.   Read more...
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12 May 2011 – One of the greatest contributions believers in God can make to the struggle for human rights is to strengthen awareness that human beings are created in God’s image, Pope Benedict XVI told representatives of a major Jewish human rights organization.  Read more...
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12 May 2011 – When the news of Osama bin Laden’s death was announced May 1, college students accounted for a majority of the cheering crowd that descended on the streets near the White House.  Read more...
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11 May 2011 – Egypt’s Christian minority looks toward the future with hope for greater freedoms for all citizens but continues to have some fear that the revolution will be hijacked by Muslim fundamentalists, said the Vatican’s nuncio to Egypt.  Read more...
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11 May 2011 – Egyptian police must act more quickly against Muslim rioters, a Catholic bishop said after 12 people were killed and two churches burned in a night of violence.  Read more...
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11 May 2011 – Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, the papal nuncio to Egypt, offers insight into the relationship in Egypt between Christians and Muslims.  Read more...


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