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Synod: Celibacy (Catholic News Service)
26 Oct 2010 – Members of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East formally asked Pope Benedict XVI to change Vatican rules that technically prohibit the Eastern Catholic churches   Read more...
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Synod: Conclusion (Catholic News Service)
26 Oct 2010 – Closing the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, Pope Benedict XVI said, “We must never resign ourselves to the absence of peace.”  Read more...
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Catholic-Orthodox Forum (Catholic News Service)
26 Oct 2010 – European Catholic and Orthodox representatives praised a growing awareness of religious rights on their continent and urged governments to allow churches a more active role in ethical debates.  Read more...
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Synod: Israeli Criticism (Catholic News Service)
26 Oct 2010 – Several prominent Israelis expressed concern over a statement by the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, which said Jews cannot use the Bible to justify injustices.  Read more...
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25 Oct 2010 – On 21 October, at the School of Law at St. John’s University in Queens, New York, CNEWA’s Michael La Civita participated in a panel discussion focused on “Christians in the Middle East: Contemporary Human Rights Issues.”  Read more...
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Synod: Ukrainian Cardinal (Catholic News Service)
25 Oct 2010 – All of the Eastern Catholic churches, not just those based in the Middle East, have thousands of their faithful living in predominantly Latin-rite Catholic countries and need to find new ways to minister to them, said the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.  Read more...
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Synod: Muslim Dialogue (Catholic News Service)
25 Oct 2010 – Two Syrian Catholic bishops living in Lebanon told the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East that the blossoming number of Catholic-Muslim dialogue projects has not and may never lead to real understanding.  Read more...
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Synod: Holy Land Catholics (Catholic News Service)
25 Oct 2010 – Division among the different Catholic churches in Jerusalem is a serious problem that must be overcome to ensure the survival of Christianity there, three church leaders from Jerusalem said.  Read more...


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