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Pope meets Israeli President (Catholic News Service)
07 Sep 2010 – As the first direct peace talks in two years between Israeli and Palestinian leaders were launched in the United States, Pope Benedict XVI and Israeli President Shimon Peres met in a private audience.  Read more...
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30 Aug 2010 – As Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate the end of their monthlong Ramadan fast, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran encouraged Catholics and Muslims to work together in overcoming violence among followers of different religions.   Read more...
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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23 Aug 2010 – The United States has a duty to leave behind peace, not chaos, when troops are finally withdrawn from Iraq, said an Iraqi bishop.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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