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Synod: Hebrew-speaking Catholics (Catholic News Service)
18 Oct 2010 – Thousands of Catholic children in Israel know the Jewish roots of their faith far better than most Christians, but they have little understanding of Christianity.  Read more...
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Synod: Holy Land’s Catholic Schools (Catholic News Service)
18 Oct 2010 – Funding Catholic-run educational institutions in the Holy Land is a top priority, especially given that a huge number of students are Muslim, said a Catholic professor who serves as a member of the Palestinian parliament.  Read more...
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Israel’s Catholic Schools (Catholic News Service)
15 Oct 2010 – The Latin Patriarchate School in Reneh, in Galilee, is an exception to the rule, said Father Elias Odeh, its director.  Read more...
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Synod: Muslim Scholars (Catholic News Service)
15 Oct 2010 – Two Muslim scholars, a Sunni and a Shiite, told the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East that Islam promotes respect for Christians and Jews and that the entire Middle East will suffer if Christians vanish from the region.  Read more...
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15 Oct 2010 – The Catholic Church around the world needs to reach out to the churches in the Middle East and be a source of hope for its people, said Archbishop Thomas Collins of Toronto.  Read more...
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Synod: Catholic Witness (Catholic News Service)
15 Oct 2010 – Witnessing to the Gospel in the Middle East and finding acceptance among the Muslim or Jewish majorities requires Catholics, first of all, to be holy and charitable, said members of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East.  Read more...
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Bethlehem University (Catholic News Service)
15 Oct 2010 – Students travel great distances and put up with checkpoints and other travel restrictions on a near-daily basis to attend Bethlehem University, the only Catholic university in the Palestinian territories.  Read more...
Synod: Bethlehem University (press release)
15 Oct 2010 – Dr. Bernard Sabella, associate professor of sociology at the Holy See’s Bethlehem University and a participant in the special assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, will meet with members of the press Friday, 15 October, from 3 to 4 p.m.  Read more...


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