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Profile of an Iraqi Nun (Catholic News Service)
12 Oct 2010 – This year marks Sister Habiba Touma’s golden anniversary as a Dominican Sister of St. Catherine of Siena, but there will be no grand celebration anytime soon.   Read more...
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Vatican Offers Synod News in Hebrew (Catholic News Service)
12 Oct 2010 – In an effort to keep Israelis informed about the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, Vatican Radio has invited an expert in Jewish-Christian relations to translate synod news and texts into Hebrew.  Read more...
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Arabic Official Synod Language (Catholic News Service)
12 Oct 2010 – The Synod of Bishops for the Middle East will be the shortest synod ever held at the Vatican and the first to welcome Arabic as an official synod language.  Read more...
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North Americans in Middle East Synod (Catholic News Service)
12 Oct 2010 – Of the 185 voting members of the special Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, 12 are bishops who minister in the United States and Canada.  Read more...
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U.N. and Global Poverty (Catholic News Service)
12 Oct 2010 – The United Nations must fulfill its responsibilities to address extreme poverty, said the Vatican’s new representative to the United Nations.   Read more...
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U.S. Syro-Malankara Church (Catholic News Service)
12 Oct 2010 – The flock of Syro-Malankara Catholics who emigrated from India to New York in 1984 was as small as a mustard seed, but the group has rooted and grown like a mulberry tree nourished by grace, said Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre.   Read more...
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Iran’s President Addresses Pope (Catholic News Service)
12 Oct 2010 – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Pope Benedict XVI that he would like to work more closely with the Vatican in an effort to stop religious intolerance and the breakup of families.  Read more...
12 Oct 2010 – Archbishops Thomas Collins of Toronto, Terrence Prendergast, S.J., of Ottawa, and Allen Vigneron of Detroit, Maronite Bishop Gregory Mansour of Brooklyn and Melkite Greek Catholic Bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim, B.S.O., of Montreal will meet with members of the press on 13 October at 3:00 at the Istituto Maria SS. Bambina, Via Paulo VI, No. 21, which runs along the southern side of the Piazza S. Pietro.  Read more...


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