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Volume 45, Number 1
  
20 November 2012
Greg Kandra




Palestinians inspect rubble on 20 November at a house destroyed in an Israeli airstrike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. (photo: CNS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa,  Reuters)

Gaza violence continues (Vatican Radio) The Israeli offensive in Gaza is into its seventh day, with rocket fire from militants inside the territory continuing as well. A full diplomatic press is underway to stop the violence, though there is no breakthrough as yet. This morning, Israeli aircraft struck the headquarters of Gaza Strip bank the territory’s Hamas rulers set up to sidestep international sanctions…

Pope Benedict’s message to Pope Tawadros II (Vatican Radio) Pope Benedict XVI has sent a message of congratulations to the pope of Alexandria, His Holiness Tawadros II, who was enthroned on Sunday in the Cathedral Basilica of St Mark in Cairo, Egypt…

Mortars strike Syria, violence erupts in capital (Reuters) Two mortar rounds struck Syria’s Information Ministry building in the capital Damascus on Tuesday, state television said, causing some damage but no casualties. Syrian TV blamed “terrorists” for the attack, referring to insurgents who have been battling to topple President Bashar al-Assad since last year…

Orthodox-Catholic dialogue issues joint statement on the importance of Sunday in Christian life (USCCB) The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation issued a statement of agreement on the importance of Sunday in the lives of Christians at its 25-27 October meeting at St. Paul’s College in Washington. Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New Orleans and Metropolitan Methodios of Boston jointly chaired the meeting. The pastoral statement on the importance of Sunday calls for Orthodox and Catholic Christians to recover the theological significance of a day that for many “has become less a day of worship and family and more like an ordinary work day.” It ends with a call to clergy and laity “to work cooperatively within their communities to stress the importance of Sunday for worship and family” …



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