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Church of the Nativity (Catholic News Service)
27 Oct 2010 – Cooperation among the three Christian communities in the Church of the Nativity has been “going smoothly” as a restoration survey of the building gets under way, said the secretary of the Status Quo Commission for the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.  Read more...
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Iraq’s Death Penalty (Catholic News Service)
27 Oct 2010 – The Vatican hopes the death penalty will not be carried out against former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, 74, said the Vatican spokesman.  Read more...
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Synod: New Evangelization (Catholic News Service)
26 Oct 2010 – Pope Benedict XVI has chosen “new evangelization” as the theme for the next world Synod of Bishops in 2012.  Read more...
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Synod: Celibacy (Catholic News Service)
26 Oct 2010 – Members of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East formally asked Pope Benedict XVI to change Vatican rules that technically prohibit the Eastern Catholic churches   Read more...
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Synod: Conclusion (Catholic News Service)
26 Oct 2010 – Closing the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, Pope Benedict XVI said, “We must never resign ourselves to the absence of peace.”  Read more...
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Catholic-Orthodox Forum (Catholic News Service)
26 Oct 2010 – European Catholic and Orthodox representatives praised a growing awareness of religious rights on their continent and urged governments to allow churches a more active role in ethical debates.  Read more...
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Synod: Israeli Criticism (Catholic News Service)
26 Oct 2010 – Several prominent Israelis expressed concern over a statement by the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, which said Jews cannot use the Bible to justify injustices.  Read more...
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Synod: Ukrainian Cardinal (Catholic News Service)
25 Oct 2010 – All of the Eastern Catholic churches, not just those based in the Middle East, have thousands of their faithful living in predominantly Latin-rite Catholic countries and need to find new ways to minister to them, said the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.  Read more...


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