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11 Nov 2013 – BALTIMORE (CNS) — New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan called upon his brother bishops to champion the cause of people around the world being persecuted because of their faith even as the bishops continue to prevent what he described as infringements upon religious practice in the United States.  Read more...
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07 Nov 2013 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Archbishop Fouad Twal, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, condemned the government demolition of a home on church-owned property and said the church would take legal action to “bring back justice and rebuild this home.”  Read more...
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23 Oct 2013 – BEIRUT (CNS) — As part of an official visit to Doha, Qatar, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Peter, Lebanese cardinal, appealed for help gaining the release of two kidnapped Syrian bishops and three priests.  Read more...
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18 Oct 2013 – MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — The persecution of Christians around the world has intensified over the last two and a half years, according to a review of religious freedom in 30 countries.  Read more...
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17 Oct 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis gave Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas a fancy pen as a gift, and Abbas told the pope, “I hope to sign the peace agreement with Israel with this pen.”  Read more...
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17 Oct 2013 – TBILISI, Georgia (CNS) — Georgian children of parents who could not — or would not — care for them were getting ready for the day on a recent weekend morning in their group house run by the Catholic charity, Caritas.  Read more...
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14 Oct 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Evangelization requires people who joyfully and lovingly live their faith, are not afraid to go out to share it and know how to transmit to others the essential teachings of the church, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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11 Oct 2013 – LARNACA, Cyprus (CNS) — Melkite Archbishop Issam Darwich of Zahleh and Furzol, Lebanon, knows what it’s like to be a stranger in strange land.  Read more...


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