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Christian Unity (Catholic News Service)
01 Jul 2010 – Pope Benedict XVI has chosen Swiss Bishop Kurt Koch of Basel to be the new president of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.   Read more...
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Gaza Blockade (Catholic News Service)
29 Jun 2010 – Only a total lifting of the Israeli-imposed blockade on the Gaza Strip will significantly improve the situation for Gazans, said the Jerusalem regional director of the Pontifical Mission of Palestine after a two-day visit to the beleaguered region.  Read more...
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Middle East Roots (Catholic News Service)
27 Jun 2010 – The Catholic “family tree” has its roots in the Middle East and the Vatican wants Catholics everywhere to remember that.  Read more...
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14 Jun 2010 – The Catholic bishops in Kerala state — the heartland of Christianity in India — have called for austere and more spiritual celebration of church feasts.  Read more...
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10 Jun 2010 – On my arrival in Ottawa, I became President of CNEWA-Canada, an agency of the Holy See concerned about the welfare of Christians of the Middle East and of Catholics of Oriental Rites (in India, Northeast Africa and Eastern Europe), whose headquarters are located in the Diocesan Centre.   Read more...
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Middle East Synod Document (Catholic News Service)
08 Jun 2010 – Presenting the working document for the special Synod of Bishops on the Middle East, Pope Benedict XVI prayed for “just and lasting solutions” to the region’s conflicts, which cause so much hardship.  Read more...
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Pope Meets Sheik (Catholic News Service)
08 Jun 2010 – Pope Benedict XVI held an unscheduled meeting with the grand sheik of a Muslim spiritual movement from northern Cyprus June 5.  Read more...
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Pope Addresses Cypriots (Catholic News Service)
08 Jun 2010 – The Catholic minority in Cyprus and the Christian minority in the Middle East are called to be witnesses of God’s love, of hope in the face of suffering and of a tenacious commitment to dialogue for peace, Pope Benedict XVI said.  Read more...


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