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Libyan Children Wounded in War (Catholic News Service)
30 Jun 2011 – MISRATA, Libya (CNS) — Fifteen-year-old Mohammed Majeed had grown so accustomed to the war raging around him that he lost his fear of the ordnance scattered on the ground in his neighborhood. One day in April, he found a rifle grenade just outside his front door and carried the projectile inside. The next day, as he played with it, it exploded in his hand.  Read more...
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Nuns Choose to Stay in Libya (Catholic News Service)
29 Jun 2011 – BENGHAZI, Libya (CNS) — A Catholic nun working in rebel-held eastern Libya says she and other sisters have remained because of their commitment to the people they serve.  Read more...
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Israeli Ambassador Praises Pius XII (Catholic News Service)
29 Jun 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Israel’s ambassador to the Vatican caused a controversy when he made unusually positive comments about Pope Pius XII’s role in efforts to save Jews during World War II. Days later, he modified his position to say that his comments were personal and historically premature.  Read more...
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ONE Wins Again (web news)
28 Jun 2011 – ONE magazine received 10 awards from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. This year, judges were selected from the schools of journalism at Marquette and Loyola (Chicago) universities.  Read more...
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27 Jun 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI called for emergency assistance to thousands of people fleeing the violence and civil strife in North Africa and the Middle East, and he appealed to nations to explore “every possible form of mediation” to bring an end to the conflicts.  Read more...
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Msgr. John Kozar to Head CNEWA (Catholic News Service)
24 Jun 2011 – NEW YORK (CNS) — Msgr. John E. Kozar, former national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States, has been appointed president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association and the Pontifical Mission for Palestine.  Read more...
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Msgr. Stern to Retire (Catholic News Service)
24 Jun 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Raised Catholic by Jewish and Catholic parents, Msgr. Robert L. Stern loved his faith but never planned on becoming a priest.  Read more...
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Hungarian Rector in Romania Assaulted (Catholic News Service)
23 Jun 2011 – CLUJ–NAPOCA, Romania (CNS) — The rector of a seminary for Hungarian–speaking Catholics preparing for the priesthood was beaten and briefly hospitalized after an altercation with three young Romanians leaving a nearby nightclub.  Read more...


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