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Catholic-Jewish Dialogue (Catholic News Service)
04 Mar 2011 – Catholic and Jewish leaders denounced persecution and violence against religious minorities and expressed support for pro-democracy movements across North Africa and the Middle East.  Read more...
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New Bishops for Syrian Catholic Church (Catholic News Service)
03 Mar 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI has approved the elections of bishops for the Syrian Catholic Church, including new archbishops for Baghdad and Mosul in Iraq.  Read more...
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03 Mar 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI met with the director of the World Food Program to learn about the humanitarian crisis developing on the border of Tunisia and Libya, said a statement distributed by the Vatican.  Read more...
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Maronite Patriarch Resigns (Catholic News Service)
01 Mar 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Lebanese Cardinal Nasrallah P. Sfeir, the 90-year-old head of the Maronite Catholic Church.  Read more...
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Vatican Expresses Concern About Libya (Catholic News Service)
01 Mar 2011 – With pro-democracy movements moving across North Africa and the Middle East, the situation in Libya worries the Vatican because of the loss of human lives, “the targeting of civilians and of peaceful protesters, and the indiscriminate use of force,”   Read more...
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28 Feb 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI met with the president of Iraqi Kurdistan to discuss the plight of the Christian minority in Iraq, the Italian bishops’ news agency reported.  Read more...
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Pope Meets Lebanese President (Catholic News Service)
25 Feb 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI and Lebanese President Michel Suleiman met for a private audience in which Lebanon was highlighted as a nation that embodies the principles of freedom and interreligious harmony.  Read more...
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25 Feb 2011 – Christians in Libya are afraid that a takeover of the country by Islamic fundamentalists, should leader Moammar Gadhafi fall, would threaten their safety, said a Franciscan priest who has served in the North African nation for seven years.  Read more...


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