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19 Jul 2012 – ROME (CNS) — Italian Jesuit Father Paolo Dall’Oglio was expelled from Syria in mid-June after he intensified his public calls for democratic change in the country.  Read more...
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18 Jul 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As violence continued to shake Syria, the Vatican nuncio in Damascus called on the international community to unite in efforts to restore peace.  Read more...
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Across the Divide (Catholic News Service)
18 Jul 2012 – NEW YORK (CNS) — Few conflicts in the modern era have proved as intractable as that pitting Israelis against Palestinians. One institution caught up in this clash has been the Holy Land’s Bethlehem University, a Catholic establishment open to students of all faiths.  Read more...
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17 Jul 2012 – CAIRO (CNS) — Egyptian Christian representatives met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Cairo, rejecting calls by other religious leaders to boycott discussions but stressing their determination to flex their newfound political voice.   Read more...
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16 Jul 2012 – Justus George Lawler’s “Were the Popes Against the Jews” effectively rebuts the negative critique of the popes of the 19th and 20th centuries in David Kertzer’s 2001 “The Popes Against the Jews” and in those of even earlier books by Daniel Goldhagen and John Cornwell. In so doing, Lawler makes a significant contribution to what has become an ongoing discussion among scholars and journalists. He carefully analyzes Kertzer’s presentation, showing where he fudges and manipulates historical facts and statements.  Read more...
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Catholic-Muslim Dialogue (Catholic News Service)
16 Jul 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Participants in the 13th annual West Coast Muslim-Catholic Dialogue compared and contrasted the qualities of the believer in Islam and Catholicism during a recent meeting in Orange, Calif.  Read more...
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Catholic-Jewish Dialogue (Catholic News Service)
16 Jul 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic and Jewish scholars heard presentations on a book that one bishop called “an important milestone in Catholic-Jewish relations” and discussed mutual problems of rising school tuition and threats to religious freedom during recent dialogue sessions.  Read more...
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Ukrainian Catholics Oppose Language Law (Catholic News Service)
13 Jul 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Church leaders in Ukraine have signed an open letter calling for Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych not to sign a law that would grant Russian, spoken by most people in eastern and southern Ukraine, “regional language” status.  Read more...


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