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28 Jul 2011 – NEW YORK (CNS) — Young people have been “beaten down” by a message from media and pop culture that anything goes in their personal and public life, but what they really want is to “make a difference in the world,” a former fashion model told a New York audience.  Read more...
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21 Jul 2011 – Catholic and Anglican leaders have challenged Christians to find new ways to establish lasting peace in the Holy Land, including changing the nature of pilgrimages.   Read more...
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20 Jul 2011 – The drought in East Africa is severe. It is hitting lowland, pastoralist areas that are always vulnerable to food shortages. The epicenter is Somalia, which has been without a functioning government for nearly 20 years. As a result, the country lacks the early warning and emergency response mechanisms to mitigate such disasters.  Read more...
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19 Jul 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI urged the international community to deliver urgent humanitarian aid to the drought-stricken Horn of Africa, especially Somalia, where tens of thousands have fled drought and famine.  Read more...
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Tunisia’s Catholics Support Democracy (Catholic News Service)
18 Jul 2011 – Tunisia’s tiny Catholic community prays for the country’s transition to democracy and hopes that the nation will embrace full religious freedom, said Archbishop Maroun Lahham of Tunis.  Read more...
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18 Jul 2011 – Archbishop Cyrille Bustros will bring years of experience working with Muslims to his new job as Melkite Catholic archbishop of Beirut.  Read more...
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A New Maronite Chapel in Washington (Catholic News Service)
18 Jul 2011 – The Maronite Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. has commissioned the construction of a new chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Lebanon in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.  Read more...
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Video: “First Take: Vatican” (Catholic News Service)
18 Jul 2011 – The Vatican is establishing diplomatic relations with predominantly Muslim Malaysia. The pope has appealed for urgent aid to drought-stricken East Africa.  Read more...


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