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Caritas Shelters Syrian Refugees (Catholic News Service)
07 Mar 2012 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Church aid workers scrambled to find housing for hundreds of Syrian refugees who have fled to neighboring Lebanon because of ongoing violence between Syrian forces and armed rebels.   Read more...
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Pope Addresses Middle East Christians (Catholic News Service)
07 Mar 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI urged Christians in the Middle East not to lose hope despite the serious difficulties they face.  Read more...
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06 Mar 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Terrorist attacks on Christians in Africa, the Middle East and Asia tripled in a seven-year period, a Vatican official told a U.N. meeting.  Read more...
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05 Mar 2012 – ROME (CNS) — A Catholic archbishop welcomed a Turkish government decision to consult Christian leaders on a new constitution.  Read more...
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05 Mar 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Calling efforts toward an Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace “more, not less, urgent,” a group of Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders warned candidates for political office “not to use any rhetoric that could make prospects for peace more problematic.”   Read more...
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Armed Men Storm Monastery in Syria (Catholic News Service)
05 Mar 2012 – ANTAKYA, Turkey (CNS) — Masked gunmen stormed the Syrian desert monastery of Deir Mar Musa, about 50 miles southwest of Homs, destroying property and briefly holding its inhabitants captive.  Read more...
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VIDEO: “Holy Land Tour Part I” (Catholic News Service)
02 Mar 2012 – In part one of a three-part series on the Holy Land, Catholic New Service visits Galilee, Israel, where Jesus ministered.  Read more...
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02 Mar 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Tension, hostility and even violence are the “daily bread” of many of the Christian communities living in the biblical lands of the Middle East, said Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.  Read more...


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