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12 Jan 2009 – A family health care clinic sponsored by the Near East Council of Churches in the Shija’ia neighborhood of Gaza City was leveled yesterday as fighting between Israel and Hamas continued in the Gaza Strip.  Read more...
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23 Jun 2008 – On 22 June at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Coadjutor Archbishop Fouad Twal was enthroned as Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, succeeding the retiring patriarch, Archbishop Michel Sabbah.  Read more...
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Iraq’s Tragedy (web news)
10 Jun 2008 – “We’re not refugees. We’re here for a while and we’re going back to build our country,” said Sister Diana, an Iraqi Dominican Sister of St. Catherine of Siena now living and working in Michigan. “Our country is suffering and our main concern is how to help [it] come to a new birth.”   Read more...
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17 Mar 2008 – The head of CNEWA’s regional office for Jordan and Iraq, Mr. Ra’ed Bahou, released today a letter dated 18 January 2008 from the now deceased Chaldean archbishop of Mosul, Paulos Faraj Rahho, who asked for prayers and continued support for the church in Mosul.   Read more...
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30 May 2007 – Antonios, Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, was the guest of honor at a CNEWA luncheon on 29 May.  Read more...
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18 Jan 2007 – Days after fighting erupted, the Pontifical Mission’s Beirut staff rushed aid to families – Christian and Muslim – displaced by the war.  Read more...
28 Aug 2006 – Catholic Near East Welfare Association’s operating agency in the Middle East, the Pontifical Mission, has launched a new web site.  Read more...
26 Jul 2006 – NEW YORK – CNEWA’s initial response to assist displaced families fleeing southern Lebanon includes the distribution of emergency supplies to 2,000 needy families (approximately five persons per family) seeking shelter in five areas now considered safe – Baabda, Jbeil, Jezzine, Kesserwan and Metn.   Read more...


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