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Midnight Masses in Iraq Cancelled (Catholic News Service)
22 Dec 2011 – LONDON (CNS) — Chaldean Catholic officials have canceled traditional Christmas Eve midnight Masses because of security risks.  Read more...
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21 Dec 2011 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Amid continuing turmoil in the Middle East, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem sent a message of hope and support to Christians of the region.   Read more...
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16 Dec 2011 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Sylvana Giacaman, 54, is giving herself a different kind of gift for Christmas: She is allowing her photo and a personal story to be posted on the Israeli separation wall.  Read more...
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Mosque in Jerusalem Vandalized (Catholic News Service)
16 Dec 2011 – ROME (CNS) — The day after an ancient mosque in Jerusalem was vandalized and burned, allegedly by Jewish extremists, participants at a Rome conference on “sacred space” called for absolute respect for all places of worship.  Read more...
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16 Dec 2011 – EDMONTON, Alberta (CNS) — Iraqi Ziyad Matti and his wife, Dalia Hikmat, have not had a proper Christmas in years.  Read more...
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Cardinal Foley’s Funeral (Catholic News Service)
16 Dec 2011 – PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Philadelphia Catholics who filled the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul Dec. 16 for the funeral Mass of Cardinal John P. Foley were consoled for the “death in the family” and urged to emulate the prelate known for his sense of humor, intellect and strong faith.  Read more...
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Catholic Press Remembers Cardinal Foley (Catholic News Service)
15 Dec 2011 – PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — U.S. Cardinal John P. Foley, longtime Catholic journalist and advocate of Catholic communication, was being fondly remembered after his Dec. 11 death as a friend to the Catholic press around the world.  Read more...
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14 Dec 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A group of Christians in India initiated a national prayer campaign urging lawmakers to address a pending bill that seeks to curb violence targeting religious minorities, reported Fides, the Vatican missionary news agency.  Read more...


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