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Volume 45, Number 3
8 November 2012
Greg Kandra

Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, has been sent by Pope Benedict XVI on a mission to Lebanon. (2011 photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Sarah begins mission to Lebanon (Fides) Yesterday, 7 November, the Cardinal was received by the President of the Republic of Lebanon, the Maronite Catholic Michel Suleiman. Then he met the Maronite Synod of Bishops — taking part in their monthly meeting — and visited the Armenian Catholic Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni. There was also a “surprise” meeting with the old Orthodox Patriarch, who was born 91 years ago in a Syrian village near Hama...

Hindus and Christians must form peace-makers (Vatican Radio) In his message for Hindus on the feast of Deepavali (known as the “festival of lights” or Diwali), the President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, explored the responsibility that Hindus, Christians and others have in doing everything possible to form all people, especially the young generation, into peace-makers...

Church working to free kidnapped Christians in Syria (Fides) There is an effort underway on behalf of the Church to try to free ten Christians who were kidnapped in recent days by an armed group while they were on a bus from Aleppo to Beirut...

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