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Maronites Elect Patriarch (Catholic News Service)
16 Mar 2011 – Church bells rang, horns blasted and firecrackers echoed throughout Lebanon as it was announced that Bishop Bechara Rai of Jbeil, Lebanon, had been elected the new patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church.  Read more...
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16 Mar 2011 – Recently, CNEWA sponsored a trip to the Middle East, offering journalists a rare opportunity to immerse themselves in the lives of Christians in the region.  Read more...
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09 Mar 2011 – As fighting between rebels and government forces in Libya intensified, Pope Benedict XVI called for aid and assistance to civilians caught in the conflict.  Read more...
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09 Mar 2011 – When Suhail Louis left the sectarian violence of Baghdad a year ago, he thought he would find comfort in the safety of Northern Iraq. Instead, he’s faced with a new discomfort: unemployment.  Read more...
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09 Mar 2011 – On a sunny afternoon in this quiet city in northern Iraq, a young veiled Muslim woman from Baghdad kneels to pray — at a Catholic church.  Read more...
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Maronite Bishops to Elect New Patriarch (Catholic News Service)
09 Mar 2011 – Maronite Catholic bishops from around the world will gather beginning March 9 for a synod to elect the 77th patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church in Bkerke, Lebanon, the patriarchal seat of the Maronites.  Read more...
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Tribute to Outgoing Maronite Patriarch (Catholic News Service)
09 Mar 2011 – Church leaders paid tribute to Cardinal Nasrallah P. Sfeir, the 90-year-old outgoing Maronite Catholic patriarch known for his ability to listen and for guiding the church through tough times.  Read more...
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World Food Prices Reach Record High (Catholic News Service)
07 Mar 2011 – Prices for basic foods such as sugar, cereals and edible oils were at or near record highs worldwide in February, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.  Read more...


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