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22 Mar 2012 – Adelie penguins walk on the ice at Cape Denison in Antarctica in this 2009 file photo. Religious leaders have urged people to take their faith-based commitment to the stewardship of God’s creation to the U.N. Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil 20-22 June. (photo: CNS/Paukine Askin, Reuters)  Read more...
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21 Mar 2012 – In communion with the organizations seeking to draw attention to the plight of these people and to help them, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land calls for greater awareness  Read more...
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Pope Remembers Coptic Patriarch (Catholic News Service)
20 Mar 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praising the ecumenical commitment of the late Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope Benedict XVI offered his condolences to Orthodox Christians in Egypt on the death of their patriarch.  Read more...
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19 Mar 2012 – KIEV, Ukraine (CNS) — The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church said government-backed legislation to transfer control of key national Christian shrines to the Orthodox Church was “a clear threat to the interdenominational peace and agreement established in our state during recent years  Read more...
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CNEWA President on Indian Vocations (Catholic News Service)
16 Mar 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Vocations to the priesthood and religious life in India’s two Eastern Catholic communities are strong and a sign that the missionary spirit of St. Thomas the Apostle flourishes, said the president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.  Read more...
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U.S. Bishops on Middle East Violence (Catholic News Service)
15 Mar 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Citing continuing conflict in the Middle East, the U.S. bishops’ Administrative Committee reiterated its support for the region’s bishops and all people of faith, urging them to stand against violence even in the face of hostility and aggression.  Read more...
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15 Mar 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Joseph Hazboun remembers when he could hop into his car in Jerusalem and drive the few miles to the nearby West Bank city of Bethlehem to see his family. It was easy enough, even passing through mandatory checkpoints, that he and his Jerusalem-born wife and children would make the trip at least twice a month.  Read more...
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14 Mar 2012 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — The bishop who administers the church in Kuwait criticized legislation that would restrict Christian places of worship in the country.  Read more...


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