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18 Mar 2011 – Jordan needs to enact legal reforms that would allow Iraqi refugees to work and establish some kind of economic security, said the president of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers.  Read more...
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18 Mar 2011 – A Catholic bishop in Ethiopia said he thought interfaith tensions were worsening in western parts of the country.  Read more...
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18 Mar 2011 – An Iraqi archbishop spoke of “near-genocide conditions” for Christians in his country and said those fleeing violence were straining resources in other parts of the country.  Read more...
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Maronites Elect Patriarch (Catholic News Service)
16 Mar 2011 – Church bells rang, horns blasted and firecrackers echoed throughout Lebanon as it was announced that Bishop Bechara Rai of Jbeil, Lebanon, had been elected the new patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church.  Read more...
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16 Mar 2011 – Recently, CNEWA sponsored a trip to the Middle East, offering journalists a rare opportunity to immerse themselves in the lives of Christians in the region.  Read more...
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09 Mar 2011 – As fighting between rebels and government forces in Libya intensified, Pope Benedict XVI called for aid and assistance to civilians caught in the conflict.  Read more...
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09 Mar 2011 – When Suhail Louis left the sectarian violence of Baghdad a year ago, he thought he would find comfort in the safety of Northern Iraq. Instead, he’s faced with a new discomfort: unemployment.  Read more...
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09 Mar 2011 – On a sunny afternoon in this quiet city in northern Iraq, a young veiled Muslim woman from Baghdad kneels to pray — at a Catholic church.  Read more...


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