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13 Jul 2011 – CNEWA’s regional director for Palestine and Israel, Sami El-Yousef, reports that the number of faithful in the region has stabilized and may even be increasing.  Read more...
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08 Jul 2011 – On 12 June, Turks elected the country’s first Christian deputy, Mr. Erol Dora, to the Ankara parliament (Meclis), literally making him Turkey’s “First Christian.”  Read more...
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07 Jul 2011 – On 6 July, radio talk show hosts Scot Landry and Fr. Matt Williams of Boston’s The Good Catholic Life interviewed Gabriel Delmonaco, CNEWA’s vice president for development, about the agency’s projects, sponsorship programs and support for social service and religious institutions in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe.  Read more...
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Pope Makes Appeal (web news)
01 Jul 2011 – Concluding a semiannual meeting on 24 June convened by the Holy See’s Congregation for the Eastern Churches, the pope made a strong appeal to those agencies supporting the churches of the East:   Read more...
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30 Jun 2011 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — A Catholic bishop from Romania will be beatified as a martyr almost six decades after dying from being doused in boiling water in a prison operated by his country’s former communist regime.  Read more...
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Libyan Children Wounded in War (Catholic News Service)
30 Jun 2011 – MISRATA, Libya (CNS) — Fifteen-year-old Mohammed Majeed had grown so accustomed to the war raging around him that he lost his fear of the ordnance scattered on the ground in his neighborhood. One day in April, he found a rifle grenade just outside his front door and carried the projectile inside. The next day, as he played with it, it exploded in his hand.  Read more...
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Nuns Choose to Stay in Libya (Catholic News Service)
29 Jun 2011 – BENGHAZI, Libya (CNS) — A Catholic nun working in rebel-held eastern Libya says she and other sisters have remained because of their commitment to the people they serve.  Read more...
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Israeli Ambassador Praises Pius XII (Catholic News Service)
29 Jun 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Israel’s ambassador to the Vatican caused a controversy when he made unusually positive comments about Pope Pius XII’s role in efforts to save Jews during World War II. Days later, he modified his position to say that his comments were personal and historically premature.  Read more...


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