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11 Oct 2011 – OTTAWA — An Israeli Catholic prelate, Archbishop Elias Chacour of Akka, Haifa, Nazareth and Galilee, will address a symposium devoted to the future of Christianity in the Middle East at St. Paul’s University on Friday, 21 October, at 7 p.m. and will close the panel discussions on Saturday, 22 October, at noon.  Read more...
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06 Oct 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI asked the international community to continue aid to the drought- and famine-stricken Horn of Africa and asked individuals to offer prayers and donate money to help save the millions facing death.   Read more...
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New Maronite Patriarch to Visit U.S. (Catholic News Service)
03 Oct 2011 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai will make his first pastoral visit to the United States Oct. 4-25.   Read more...
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29 Sep 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Addressing the United Nations, a Vatican representative called for “courageous decisions” toward the two-state solution for the Holy Land after Palestinian leaders requested full U.N. membership for the Palestinian state.  Read more...
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29 Sep 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI met Sept. 29 with Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chief ecumenist of the Russian Orthodox Church.  Read more...
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29 Sep 2011 – WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — Russia’s Catholic Church criticized the demolition of a hospice complex run by the Missionaries of Charity after a Moscow court ruled it was used illegally for charity work.   Read more...
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New Maronite Chapel at National Shrine (Catholic News Service)
28 Sep 2011 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a ceremony reflecting their Lebanese heritage, Maronite Catholics gathered Sept. 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the consecration of a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Lebanon.  Read more...
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28 Sep 2011 – BETHESDA, Md. (CNS) — The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem says the dwindling population of Christians in his city needs to be bolstered by the support of Christians around the world and by their visits as pilgrims.  Read more...


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