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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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Armed Men Storm Monastery in Syria (Catholic News Service)
05 Mar 2012 – ANTAKYA, Turkey (CNS) — Masked gunmen stormed the Syrian desert monastery of Deir Mar Musa, about 50 miles southwest of Homs, destroying property and briefly holding its inhabitants captive.  Read more...
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VIDEO: “Holy Land Tour Part I” (Catholic News Service)
02 Mar 2012 – In part one of a three-part series on the Holy Land, Catholic New Service visits Galilee, Israel, where Jesus ministered.  Read more...


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