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23 May 2011 – Schools where Christians and Muslims study together, as they do at many Catholic schools in the Middle East, should be supported and cherished by both communities because they promote dialogue and lead to real friendships, said dialogue participants.  Read more...
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VIDEO: “First Take: Vatican” (Catholic News Service)
20 May 2011 – A Catholic-Muslim dialogue meeting in Jordan focused on the role of education in promoting tolerance and said that schools where Catholic and Muslim students study together are to be “cherished” because real friendships are formed there. Also, preparations are being made for Pope Benedict’s dialogue with astronauts on the International Space Station.  Read more...
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17 May 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI renewed his appeal for a negotiated settlement in Libya and called for an end to bloodshed in Syria, where civil strife has left hundreds of people dead.  Read more...
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VIDEO: “First Take: Vatican” (Catholic News Service)
17 May 2011 – The council elected by the Synod of Bishops on the Middle East last October is meeting at the Vatican. Events in the Middle East continue to be of concern to Pope Benedict XVI.  Read more...
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13 May 2011 – The Melkite Catholic Church has opened a cultural center, funded entirely by Sultan Qaboos bin Said, ruler of Oman.   Read more...
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12 May 2011 – One of the greatest contributions believers in God can make to the struggle for human rights is to strengthen awareness that human beings are created in God’s image, Pope Benedict XVI told representatives of a major Jewish human rights organization.  Read more...
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12 May 2011 – When the news of Osama bin Laden’s death was announced May 1, college students accounted for a majority of the cheering crowd that descended on the streets near the White House.  Read more...
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11 May 2011 – Egypt’s Christian minority looks toward the future with hope for greater freedoms for all citizens but continues to have some fear that the revolution will be hijacked by Muslim fundamentalists, said the Vatican’s nuncio to Egypt.  Read more...


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