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03 Jan 2012 – ROME (CNS) — Jerzy Kluger, known as Blessed John Paul II’s lifelong Jewish friend and one who had a deep impact on the pope’s commitment to improved Catholic-Jewish relations, died in Rome Dec. 31 at the age of 90.  Read more...
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West Bank Farmers Cannot Access Land (Catholic News Service)
30 Dec 2011 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Jamal Salman stood on one side of the double chain-link fence, on land belonging to his family. On the other side of the Israeli-erected fences, only a few hundred yards away but beyond his reach, was more family land with a grove of olive trees.  Read more...
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29 Dec 2011 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christians in the Middle East show “overwhelming faith,” but many also express fear, said the president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.  Read more...
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Midnight Masses in Iraq Cancelled (Catholic News Service)
22 Dec 2011 – LONDON (CNS) — Chaldean Catholic officials have canceled traditional Christmas Eve midnight Masses because of security risks.  Read more...
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21 Dec 2011 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Amid continuing turmoil in the Middle East, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem sent a message of hope and support to Christians of the region.   Read more...
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16 Dec 2011 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Sylvana Giacaman, 54, is giving herself a different kind of gift for Christmas: She is allowing her photo and a personal story to be posted on the Israeli separation wall.  Read more...
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Mosque in Jerusalem Vandalized (Catholic News Service)
16 Dec 2011 – ROME (CNS) — The day after an ancient mosque in Jerusalem was vandalized and burned, allegedly by Jewish extremists, participants at a Rome conference on “sacred space” called for absolute respect for all places of worship.  Read more...
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16 Dec 2011 – EDMONTON, Alberta (CNS) — Iraqi Ziyad Matti and his wife, Dalia Hikmat, have not had a proper Christmas in years.  Read more...


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