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24 May 2011 – As dusk fell on this sleepy West Bank village, Father Firas Aridah looked down from the balcony of his office onto the church courtyard, where a group of young boys — and one girl — were in the midst of a heated soccer match.  Read more...
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Religious Care for Libya’s Migrants (Catholic News Service)
23 May 2011 – Despite the worsening crisis in Libya, religious women and men continue to offer pastoral care and desperately needed services to the country’s many migrants.  Read more...
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23 May 2011 – A new iPad application developed by two priests will send users news, videos and photos from the Holy Land and let people send prayers via “virtual candles.”  Read more...
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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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