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Israel Honors Catholic (Catholic News Service)
19 Apr 2010 – Yossef Mtanes said it was not an easy decision to agree to be one of the symbolic torch lighters at the April 19 opening of Israel’s 62nd Independence Day celebrations.  Read more...
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14 Apr 2010 – About 150 Iraqi Christian refugees gathered with excitement outside the Melkite Catholic compound in Damascus.  Read more...
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06 Apr 2010 – The confluence of the Eastern and Western Christian calendars that leads to a common celebration of Christ’s resurrection this year is a “symphony that expresses the unity of faith,” said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal in his Easter homily at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.   Read more...
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Security Taints Holy Land Easter (Catholic News Service)
06 Apr 2010 – In stark contrast to the crowds which teemed through the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher Good Friday and Holy Saturday, the ancient church was not nearly as full on Easter as each Christian community celebrated services at separate pre-agreed times at the spot believed to be Jesus’ tomb.   Read more...
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Security Divides Family on Easter (Catholic News Service)
06 Apr 2010 – For the fourth year in a row one Christian family in Jerusalem was unable to celebrate Easter together.  Read more...
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Moscow Catholics Terrorized (Catholic News Service)
31 Mar 2010 – Catholics in Moscow were “shocked and terrorized” after two suicide bomb attacks on the Moscow Metro, said the secretary-general of the Russian bishops’ conference.   Read more...
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Jerusalem Procession (Catholic News Service)
30 Mar 2010 – Christian pilgrims from around the globe waved palm fronds, banners and flags and sang in their native languages as they joined local Christians in the traditional Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem.  Read more...
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Lebanese Sheik Honors Annunciation (Catholic News Service)
25 Mar 2010 – The feast of the Annunciation, March 25, has been recognized in Lebanon as a national holiday, and one of its most vigorous promoters is a Muslim.  Read more...


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