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15 Dec 2010 – Violence continued to feed the flow of Christians leaving the Middle East, with church leaders generally agreeing that only peace would solve the problem.  Read more...
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14 Dec 2010 – Syrian Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan called on the Iraqi government to ensure the safety of all Iraqi citizens, especially Christians, “who are defenseless, honest and peaceful people.”  Read more...
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13 Dec 2010 – Two Iraqi women wore, pinned to their lapels, pictures of the loved ones they lost in a terrorist attack on a church in Baghdad. One had photos of her husband and young son, and the other had a creased black and white portrait of her mother stuck securely over their hearts.  Read more...
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13 Dec 2010 – Amid a campaign of violence against them, more Iraqi Christians are fleeing.  Read more...
10 Dec 2010 – Spurred by the exodus of Iraqi Christians, the Toronto Archdiocese doubled the number of Iraqi refugee families it sponsored in 2010 to 190.  Read more...
Vatican Resumes Talks With P.L.O. (Catholic News Service)
10 Dec 2010 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican and the Palestine Liberation Organization have resumed diplomatic talks and agreed to establish a working group dedicated to drafting a comprehensive agreement between the two parties.  Read more...
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10 Dec 2010 – Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta has been named to succeed Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York as moderator of Jewish affairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, effective Dec. 12.  Read more...
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Bethlehem’s Ephpheta Institute (Catholic News Service)
10 Dec 2010 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Israh Ziada, 14, sits on the tan sofa, her wavy hair wrapped in a loose bun atop her head, a black choker necklace around her neck, her brown eyes on the speaker’s mouth.  Read more...


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