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11 Jan 2011 – Religious freedom and religious diversity are not threats to society and should not be a source of conflict, Pope Benedict XVI told diplomats from around the world.  Read more...
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05 Jan 2011 – Leaders of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt said a deadly attack against Christian worshipers was an act of political destabilization and a sign of the increasingly radical “Islamization” of the country.  Read more...
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Church Bombing In Egypt (Catholic News Service)
04 Jan 2011 – An Egyptian Orthodox leader said he had received many messages of support from Muslims after a Jan. 1 church bombing that killed about two dozen people.  Read more...
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04 Jan 2011 – Opening 2011 with a strong call for religious liberty, Pope Benedict XVI condemned deadly attacks against Christians and announced a new interfaith meeting next fall in Assisi, Italy.  Read more...
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22 Dec 2010 – In his annual Christmas message, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem thanked Pope Benedict XVI for convening the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East in October, noting that the gathering had stressed the importance of ecumenical and interreligious dialogue and condemned all forms of religious fundamentalism.  Read more...
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21 Dec 2010 – Listen to CNEWA’s Father Guido Gockel discuss celebrating Christmas in the Holy Land with America Magazine.  Read more...
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Bethlehem’s Nativity Museum Reopens (Catholic News Service)
21 Dec 2010 – Traditional ceramic and wood Nativity scenes from Spain share center stage along with miniature wooden box reproductions from Mexico, an almond-eyed baby Jesus from Thailand and a hanbok-clad Holy Family from Korea at the newly reopened International Nativity Museum.  Read more...
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Boost In Tourism To Bethlehem (Catholic News Service)
16 Dec 2010 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) With five new hotels in the works, a handful of new souvenir shops opening recently and nearly 40 restaurants able to serve crowds from 100 to 1,000, the Bethlehem economy is showing signs of recovery following the desperate intifada years.  Read more...


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