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Pope Renews Appeal for Peace in Syria (Catholic News Service)
30 Jul 2012 – CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI renewed his appeal for peace in Syria and humanitarian assistance for civilians threatened by the ongoing fighting or seeking refuge far from home.  Read more...
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30 Jul 2012 – GUWAHATI, India (CNS) — Relief began reaching violence-stricken areas of Assam state after a visiting by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.  Read more...
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27 Jul 2012 – BANGALORE, India (CNS) — As Catholic Church leaders expressed anguish over bloody ethnic clashes in Assam state that left more than 40 dead and 200,000 people homeless, the local church was awaiting a green light from the government to send relief into the affected communities.  Read more...
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27 Jul 2012 – ROME (CNS) — Representatives of a dozen Syrian opposition groups called for a cease-fire in their homeland and the beginning of an internationally mediated dialogue to bring democracy to the country.  Read more...
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Video:“First Take: Vatican” (Catholic News Service)
25 Jul 2012 – An expert at the Vatican talks about the purpose of inter-religious dialogue.  Read more...
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24 Jul 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has named a Ukrainian Catholic priest who was born in Syracuse, N.Y., to be the bishop for Ukrainian Catholics in France.  Read more...
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What Catholics Can Learn During Ramadan (Catholic News Service)
23 Jul 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which started July 20 in many countries, is a time of fasting, prayer and repentance, when Muslims distance themselves from worldly activities in an effort to align their lives more closely with God and his laws.  Read more...
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Video: Vatican Report on Ramadan (Catholic News Service)
23 Jul 2012 – On the occasion of the start of Ramadan, the holy month for Muslims, the Vatican’s expert on Islam talks about the challenges and successes of interreligious dialogue with Muslims since Vatican II.  Read more...


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