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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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Chaldean Bishop Dies (Catholic News Service)
28 Jul 2010 – Chaldean Auxiliary Bishop Andreos Abouna of Baghdad, Iraq, died July 27 of kidney problems. The bishop, who was 67, died in Irbil, in Kurdish northern Iraq.  Read more...
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Rally for Bio-fuel in Kerala (Catholic News Service)
28 Jul 2010 – More than 10,000 Catholics — including 30 international delegates — took part in a rally launching a global campaign against land-grabbing to produce bio-fuel.  Read more...
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Interview with Sami El-Yousef (Catholic News Service)
21 Jul 2010 – After a year that included dealing with the fallout of the Israeli-Gaza war, Sami El-Yousef is ready to begin focusing efforts on projects aimed at helping Palestinians take charge of their lives.  Read more...
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Vatican Diplomat in Iraq (Catholic News Service)
20 Jul 2010 – Pope Benedict XVI named a new Vatican representative to the United Nations in New York, an Indian who has worked in the Vatican diplomatic service on five continents.  Read more...
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Syro-Malankara Church in U.S. (Catholic News Service)
15 Jul 2010 – Pope Benedict XVI has established an apostolic exarchate for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in the United States and appointed Father Thomas Naickamparampil as its first bishop.  Read more...
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Russia’s Catholics (Catholic News Service)
12 Jul 2010 – Just off First Red Army Street in central St. Petersburg, down the road from an ornate Russian Orthodox cathedral, it’s easy to miss a building that represents the future of Russian Catholicism.   Read more...


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