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Vatican Resumes Talks With P.L.O. (Catholic News Service)
10 Dec 2010 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican and the Palestine Liberation Organization have resumed diplomatic talks and agreed to establish a working group dedicated to drafting a comprehensive agreement between the two parties.  Read more...
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Bethlehem’s Ephpheta Institute (Catholic News Service)
10 Dec 2010 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Israh Ziada, 14, sits on the tan sofa, her wavy hair wrapped in a loose bun atop her head, a black choker necklace around her neck, her brown eyes on the speaker’s mouth.  Read more...
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10 Dec 2010 – Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta has been named to succeed Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York as moderator of Jewish affairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, effective Dec. 12.  Read more...
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Lebanon’s Developmentally Disabled (Catholic News Service)
08 Dec 2010 – With his ready smile and engaging conversation skills, 35-year-old Frederic possesses all the qualities needed to be an unofficial ambassador of Message de Paix (Message of Peace) center in Lebanon.  Read more...
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07 Dec 2010 – The Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, gave Pope Benedict XVI a wooden box carved in Syria as a sign of ecumenical concern for the fate of Christians in the Middle East.  Read more...
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Stolen Indian Relics (Catholic News Service)
03 Dec 2010 – Three historic relics of crucifixion preserved at a 10th-century church under the Syro-Malabar Irinjalakuda Diocese in India’s Kerala state were discovered missing Nov. 30.  Read more...
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02 Dec 2010 – The international community must begin fighting discrimination against Christians with the same determination it shows in opposing intolerance and discrimination against members of other religious groups, said the Vatican secretary of state.  Read more...
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Pope Meets Iraqi Catholics (Catholic News Service)
02 Dec 2010 – Pope Benedict XVI met privately Dec. 1 with two dozen Iraqis who were injured when their cathedral in Baghdad was attacked Oct. 31.  Read more...


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