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Catholic-Orthodox Forum (Catholic News Service)
26 Oct 2010 – European Catholic and Orthodox representatives praised a growing awareness of religious rights on their continent and urged governments to allow churches a more active role in ethical debates.  Read more...
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Synod: Israeli Criticism (Catholic News Service)
26 Oct 2010 – Several prominent Israelis expressed concern over a statement by the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, which said Jews cannot use the Bible to justify injustices.  Read more...
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25 Oct 2010 – On 21 October, at the School of Law at St. John’s University in Queens, New York, CNEWA’s Michael La Civita participated in a panel discussion focused on “Christians in the Middle East: Contemporary Human Rights Issues.”  Read more...
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Synod: Ukrainian Cardinal (Catholic News Service)
25 Oct 2010 – All of the Eastern Catholic churches, not just those based in the Middle East, have thousands of their faithful living in predominantly Latin-rite Catholic countries and need to find new ways to minister to them, said the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.  Read more...
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Synod: Muslim Dialogue (Catholic News Service)
25 Oct 2010 – Two Syrian Catholic bishops living in Lebanon told the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East that the blossoming number of Catholic-Muslim dialogue projects has not and may never lead to real understanding.  Read more...
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Synod: Holy Land Catholics (Catholic News Service)
25 Oct 2010 – Division among the different Catholic churches in Jerusalem is a serious problem that must be overcome to ensure the survival of Christianity there, three church leaders from Jerusalem said.  Read more...
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22 Oct 2010 – Melkite Greek Catholic Bishop Elias Chacour, Bishops William Shomali and Selim Sayegh, both of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and Father David Neuhaus, S.J., will meet with members of the press tomorrow, 22 October, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Istituto Maria SS. Bambina, Via Paulo VI, No. 21, which runs along the southern side of the Piazza S. Pietro.  Read more...
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Synod: Vicar for Arabia (Catholic News Service)
20 Oct 2010 – Up to half of the Catholics in the Middle East are migrant workers, mostly from the Philippines, who pack the few churches in the Arabian Peninsula each weekend and often turn to the church when their employers exploit or abuse them.  Read more...


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