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Synod: Middle East Christians (Catholic News Service)
13 Oct 2010 – The survival of the Christian communities of the Middle East is threatened not only by violence and political repression, but also by the churches’ weakened sense of mission, failure to work ecumenically and loss of their traditional liturgical heritage, bishops told the special synod for the Middle East.  Read more...
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Synod Discusses Israeli Oath (Catholic News Service)
13 Oct 2010 – Asking Christians, Muslims and others who want to become Israeli citizens to pledge loyalty to Israel as a “Jewish and democratic state” does not demonstrate democratic respect for full religious freedom, said a patriarch from Egypt and a bishop from Lebanon.   Read more...
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Threat of “False Gods” (Catholic News Service)
13 Oct 2010 – Before the speech-giving began at the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, Pope Benedict XVI offered participants an unusual reflection on the threat of “false gods” that beset the modern world.  Read more...
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Middle East Synod Begins (Catholic News Service)
13 Oct 2010 – In the face of tension and violence, Middle East Christians must work to defend freedom, democracy, peace and the human rights of each and every individual, said leaders of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East.  Read more...
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Middle East Synod Mass (Catholic News Service)
13 Oct 2010 – Pope Benedict XVI opened the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East with a strong call to support the minority Christian population in the region, and said peace and protection of human rights were essential conditions for the church’s survival there.   Read more...
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Holocaust Tribute (Catholic News Service)
13 Oct 2010 – When conductor Murry Sidlin visits the mass graves near the former concentration camp in Terezin, Czech Republic, he is convinced the “ground is unsettled.”   Read more...
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Synod: Eastern Catholics (Catholic News Service)
13 Oct 2010 – The vast majority of Catholics in the Middle East belong to Eastern Catholic churches, and their bishops spoke loudly at the Vatican, asking for greater respect and a higher profile for Eastern Catholics.  Read more...
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Middle East Christians in New World (Catholic News Service)
13 Oct 2010 – Archbishops Thomas Collins of Toronto and Allen Vigneron of Detroit, Maronite Bishop Gregory Mansour of Brooklyn and Melkite Greek Catholic Bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim, B.S.O., of Montreal will meet with members of the press on 13 October at 3:00  Read more...


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