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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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Vatican Expresses Concern About Libya (Catholic News Service)
01 Mar 2011 – With pro-democracy movements moving across North Africa and the Middle East, the situation in Libya worries the Vatican because of the loss of human lives, “the targeting of civilians and of peaceful protesters, and the indiscriminate use of force,”   Read more...
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28 Feb 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI met with the president of Iraqi Kurdistan to discuss the plight of the Christian minority in Iraq, the Italian bishops’ news agency reported.  Read more...
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Pope Meets Lebanese President (Catholic News Service)
25 Feb 2011 – Pope Benedict XVI and Lebanese President Michel Suleiman met for a private audience in which Lebanon was highlighted as a nation that embodies the principles of freedom and interreligious harmony.  Read more...
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25 Feb 2011 – Christians in Libya are afraid that a takeover of the country by Islamic fundamentalists, should leader Moammar Gadhafi fall, would threaten their safety, said a Franciscan priest who has served in the North African nation for seven years.  Read more...
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25 Feb 2011 – Cardinal John P. Foley is keeping a watchful eye on the revolution in Egypt and other nations in the Middle East, despite his recent retirement and resignation as grand master of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.  Read more...
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Middle East Leaders Discuss Democracy (Catholic News Service)
24 Feb 2011 – The political changes spreading across North Africa and the Middle East show the people’s desire for democracy and equality, said Christian and Muslim leaders,  Read more...


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