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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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Maronite Bishops to Elect New Patriarch (Catholic News Service)
09 Mar 2011 – Maronite Catholic bishops from around the world will gather beginning March 9 for a synod to elect the 77th patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church in Bkerke, Lebanon, the patriarchal seat of the Maronites.  Read more...
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Tribute to Outgoing Maronite Patriarch (Catholic News Service)
09 Mar 2011 – Church leaders paid tribute to Cardinal Nasrallah P. Sfeir, the 90-year-old outgoing Maronite Catholic patriarch known for his ability to listen and for guiding the church through tough times.  Read more...
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World Food Prices Reach Record High (Catholic News Service)
07 Mar 2011 – Prices for basic foods such as sugar, cereals and edible oils were at or near record highs worldwide in February, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.  Read more...
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Catholic-Jewish Dialogue (Catholic News Service)
04 Mar 2011 – Catholic and Jewish leaders denounced persecution and violence against religious minorities and expressed support for pro-democracy movements across North Africa and the Middle East.  Read more...
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New Bishops for Syrian Catholic Church (Catholic News Service)
03 Mar 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI has approved the elections of bishops for the Syrian Catholic Church, including new archbishops for Baghdad and Mosul in Iraq.  Read more...
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03 Mar 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI met with the director of the World Food Program to learn about the humanitarian crisis developing on the border of Tunisia and Libya, said a statement distributed by the Vatican.  Read more...
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Maronite Patriarch Resigns (Catholic News Service)
01 Mar 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Lebanese Cardinal Nasrallah P. Sfeir, the 90-year-old head of the Maronite Catholic Church.  Read more...


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