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Withdrawal from Iraq (Catholic News Service)
23 Aug 2010 – The United States has a duty to leave behind peace, not chaos, when troops are finally withdrawn from Iraq, said an Iraqi bishop.  Read more...
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17 Aug 2010 – For Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins, the fate of Iraqi Christians trapped in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon is not just another tough case in an unfair world full of too much heartbreak. For him, the situation is personal.  Read more...
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Orthodox Liturgy in Turkey (Catholic News Service)
17 Aug 2010 – The Turkish government’s decision to allow the Orthodox patriarch to celebrate a liturgy at the ancient Panagia Soumela Monastery near Trabzon was a sign of hope for all members of Turkey’s Christian minority, said a U.S. Jesuit priest.  Read more...
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West Bank’s Water Shortage (Catholic News Service)
12 Aug 2010 – You won’t find one dripping faucet in all of the northern West Bank village of Faqua, joked village council head Amar Abu Farha with the trademark black humor Palestinians have developed over the years.  Read more...
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Catholic Health Care in India (Catholic News Service)
12 Aug 2010 – The Catholic Church in India is looking to expand its capacity in the health care field, said Cardinal Telesphore Toppo of Ranchi, former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India.  Read more...
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Ramadan in Iraq (Catholic News Service)
11 Aug 2010 – In offering Iraqi Muslims his best wishes for their observance of the Ramadan fast, the archbishop of Kirkuk, Iraq, also asked Catholics to show respect for their Muslim neighbors by not eating in public.  Read more...
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Christians in Postwar Iraq (Catholic News Service)
10 Aug 2010 – The ancient Christian communities that once thrived in Iraq “now face potential extinction,” said U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, urging the United States to develop a postwar plan to help Iraq resolve the humanitarian consequences of the seven-year war.  Read more...
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Nonviolent Protests in Palestine (Catholic News Service)
29 Jul 2010 – The demonstration began after Sunday Mass. Well-dressed women, men and children holding Palestinian flags and banners strolled leisurely up the windy hillside. They passed a small playground and continued toward an abandoned Israeli army outpost on the outskirts of the largely Christian town of Beit Sahour to protest against a feared reoccupation of the site by the Israeli army at the behest of Israeli settlers.  Read more...


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