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Syrian Refugees in Turkey (Catholic News Service)
21 Nov 2012 – ISTANBUL (CNS) — Michel George Sarkisiyan is behind on the rent for the one-bedroom apartment he shares with his wife and 8-year-old daughter, Magdalena.  Read more...
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Catholics in Gaza (Catholic News Service)
21 Nov 2012 – ERUSALEM (CNS) — As diplomatic efforts were underway to reach a ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel Nov. 20, Catholics on both sides of the Gaza border prayed for peace.  Read more...
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20 Nov 2012 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Catholics in Lebanon said Pope Benedict XVI’s naming of Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai as a cardinal reinforces the church’s support for Christians in the Middle East.  Read more...
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Violence in Gaza (Catholic News Service)
19 Nov 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — The Israeli government and leaders of Hamas must make courageous decisions to end the violence that has once again forced residents of Southern Israel into their bomb shelters and residents of the Gaza Strip into their homes, said Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem.  Read more...
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Nun Helps Eritrean Refugees in Israel (Catholic News Service)
15 Nov 2012 – TEL AVIV , Israel (CNS) — Comboni Sister Azezet Kidane is fluent in Amharic, Tigrit, Arabic and Sudanese dialects, so she was a natural choice when a shelter for African refugees needed help.  Read more...
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Married Eastern Catholic Priests (Catholic News Service)
14 Nov 2012 – ROME (CNS) — In Eastern Christianity — among both Catholics and Orthodox — a dual vocation to marriage and priesthood are seen as a call “to love more” and to broaden the boundaries of what a priest considers to be his family, said Russian Catholic Father Lawrence Cross.  Read more...
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Book Clarifies Vatican Role in WWII (Catholic News Service)
13 Nov 2012 – Gordon Thomas, the author of “The Pope’s Jews,” is a British journalist who has written numerous works, a number of them on the intelligence services of Great Britain and the United States, and a couple on the Vatican.  Read more...
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13 Nov 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a Nov. 8 letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace took both Israel and Palestine to task for actions that he said undermined the possibility of a two-state solution in the Holy Land.  Read more...


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