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Iraqi Christians Want Peace and Jobs (Catholic News Service)
14 Oct 2011 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Iraqis want a return to peace, security and stability and the chance to secure meaningful employment, said two U.S. bishops who traveled to Baghdad in a demonstration of the American Catholic Church’s solidarity with the country’s violence-weary Christians.  Read more...
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13 Oct 2011 – NEW YORK — Uprisings in Syria, interreligious violence in Egypt, the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate, the worldwide economic downturn and the impact of these events on the Christian community in the Middle East will be subjects discussed by the leader of Lebanon’s Maronite Church, Bechara Peter Rai, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites, at a press conference at CNEWA, 1011 First Avenue, New York, on Thursday, 20 October, at 11 a.m.  Read more...
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12 Oct 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Condemning an attack on unarmed Christians in Egypt, Pope Benedict XVI said that during the country’s transition to democracy, all of its citizens and institutions must work to guarantee the rights of minorities.  Read more...
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11 Oct 2011 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Pressure being put on the Syrian government could have very bad consequences, especially for Christians, warned the patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church.  Read more...
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Copts Mourn Victims in Cairo Protest (Catholic News Service)
11 Oct 2011 – CAIRO (CNS) — Orthodox Pope Shenouda III declared three days of mourning, fasting and prayer for victims of peaceful protests that turned violent, and church and government leaders called for Egypt to reaffirm its commitment to religious freedom.  Read more...
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11 Oct 2011 – OTTAWA — An Israeli Catholic prelate, Archbishop Elias Chacour of Akka, Haifa, Nazareth and Galilee, will address a symposium devoted to the future of Christianity in the Middle East at St. Paul’s University on Friday, 21 October, at 7 p.m. and will close the panel discussions on Saturday, 22 October, at noon.  Read more...
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06 Oct 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI asked the international community to continue aid to the drought- and famine-stricken Horn of Africa and asked individuals to offer prayers and donate money to help save the millions facing death.   Read more...
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New Maronite Patriarch to Visit U.S. (Catholic News Service)
03 Oct 2011 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai will make his first pastoral visit to the United States Oct. 4-25.   Read more...


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