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05 Dec 2011 – America’s premier independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, has given CNEWA its highest rating, four stars, ranking the agency among the best charities in the country. Charity Navigator noted that CNEWA’s work both “exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause.”  Read more...
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01 Dec 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI said Catholics and Orthodox have a duty to show a united front of mature faith in facing challenges intensified by increased secularism.  Read more...
29 Nov 2011 – VATICAN CITY (AFP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati during a visit to the Vatican on Monday invited Pope Benedict XVI to visit Lebanon next year, an aide from the prime minister’s office said.  Read more...
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UNESCO Considers Bethlehem (Catholic News Service)
21 Nov 2011 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Palestinians are hopeful that UNESCO will recognize the city of Bethlehem as the first Palestinian World Heritage Site, but Franciscans in charge of the city’s holy places say they do not want them included in the classification.  Read more...
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21 Nov 2011 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Father John William Crossin, a member of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales who served most recently as executive director of the Washington Theological Consortium, has been named executive director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Read more...
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17 Nov 2011 – VATICAN CITY, 17 NOV 2011 (VIS) — Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, has visited Minsk, the capital of Belarus, at the invitation of Filaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk and head of the Orthodox Church of Belarus, which is dependent upon the Patriarchate of Moscow.  Read more...
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17 Nov 2011 – NEW DELHI (CNS) — Church leaders in Kerala state have expressed shock and outrage over the killing of Sister Valsa John, who campaigned for tribal rights in eastern India.  Read more...
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17 Nov 2011 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — To address a shortage of priests in his nationwide eparchy, the Melkite Catholic bishop of Newton, Mass., is exploring the possibility of ordaining married men as priests.   Read more...


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