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21 Dec 2010 – Listen to CNEWA’s Father Guido Gockel discuss celebrating Christmas in the Holy Land with America Magazine.  Read more...
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Bethlehem’s Nativity Museum Reopens (Catholic News Service)
21 Dec 2010 – Traditional ceramic and wood Nativity scenes from Spain share center stage along with miniature wooden box reproductions from Mexico, an almond-eyed baby Jesus from Thailand and a hanbok-clad Holy Family from Korea at the newly reopened International Nativity Museum.  Read more...
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Boost In Tourism To Bethlehem (Catholic News Service)
16 Dec 2010 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) With five new hotels in the works, a handful of new souvenir shops opening recently and nearly 40 restaurants able to serve crowds from 100 to 1,000, the Bethlehem economy is showing signs of recovery following the desperate intifada years.  Read more...
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15 Dec 2010 – Violence continued to feed the flow of Christians leaving the Middle East, with church leaders generally agreeing that only peace would solve the problem.  Read more...
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14 Dec 2010 – Syrian Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan called on the Iraqi government to ensure the safety of all Iraqi citizens, especially Christians, “who are defenseless, honest and peaceful people.”  Read more...
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13 Dec 2010 – Two Iraqi women wore, pinned to their lapels, pictures of the loved ones they lost in a terrorist attack on a church in Baghdad. One had photos of her husband and young son, and the other had a creased black and white portrait of her mother stuck securely over their hearts.  Read more...
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13 Dec 2010 – Amid a campaign of violence against them, more Iraqi Christians are fleeing.  Read more...
10 Dec 2010 – Spurred by the exodus of Iraqi Christians, the Toronto Archdiocese doubled the number of Iraqi refugee families it sponsored in 2010 to 190.  Read more...


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