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15 Mar 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Joseph Hazboun remembers when he could hop into his car in Jerusalem and drive the few miles to the nearby West Bank city of Bethlehem to see his family. It was easy enough, even passing through mandatory checkpoints, that he and his Jerusalem-born wife and children would make the trip at least twice a month.  Read more...
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14 Mar 2012 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — The bishop who administers the church in Kuwait criticized legislation that would restrict Christian places of worship in the country.  Read more...
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Syrian Christians Fear Persecution (Catholic News Service)
09 Mar 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christians in Syria live in fear of a repeat of persecution like was seen in Iraq, said officials of the Pontifical Mission for Palestine.  Read more...
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Caritas Shelters Syrian Refugees (Catholic News Service)
07 Mar 2012 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Church aid workers scrambled to find housing for hundreds of Syrian refugees who have fled to neighboring Lebanon because of ongoing violence between Syrian forces and armed rebels.   Read more...
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Pope Addresses Middle East Christians (Catholic News Service)
07 Mar 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI urged Christians in the Middle East not to lose hope despite the serious difficulties they face.  Read more...
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06 Mar 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Terrorist attacks on Christians in Africa, the Middle East and Asia tripled in a seven-year period, a Vatican official told a U.N. meeting.  Read more...
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05 Mar 2012 – ROME (CNS) — A Catholic archbishop welcomed a Turkish government decision to consult Christian leaders on a new constitution.  Read more...
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05 Mar 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Calling efforts toward an Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace “more, not less, urgent,” a group of Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders warned candidates for political office “not to use any rhetoric that could make prospects for peace more problematic.”   Read more...


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