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Pope Deplores Israeli Assault (Catholic News Service)
03 Jun 2010 – Pope Benedict XVI deplored an assault by Israeli commandos on a flotilla of ships taking aid to the Gaza Strip, calling the series of events “tragic” and “very painful,” as well as a cause concern for all those who long for peace in the region.  Read more...
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03 Jun 2010 – On 2 June, Mr. Hétu appeared on Canada’s Salt and Light Television to discuss the pope’s upcoming trip to Cyprus where he will release the official working document of the special Synod of Bishops for the Middle East in October.  Read more...
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The Pontifical Oriental Institute (Catholic News Service)
01 Jun 2010 – For Jesuit Father James McCann, it all started with taking a course in the Russian language while in high school.  Read more...
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Pope To Visit Cyprus (Catholic News Service)
28 May 2010 – Just 13 months after he visited the Holy Land, Pope Benedict XVI will give Christians in the Middle East his full attention again as he visits Cyprus June 4-6.  Read more...
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Pope Welcomes Ambassador (Catholic News Service)
21 May 2010 – Welcoming the United Arab Emirates’ first ambassador to the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI underlined the church’s role in promoting peace and human rights.  Read more...
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Catholic and Jewish Leaders Meet (Catholic News Service)
21 May 2010 – Catholic and Jewish leaders face challenges in finding ways to keep young adults engaged in the faith practices they were born into, participants heard at a recent Catholic-Jewish consultation.  Read more...
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Vatican Hosts Russian Concert (Catholic News Service)
21 May 2010 – The gentle notes of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise” wafted through the Vatican audience hall and carried with them hopes for improved relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church.  Read more...
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Russian Metropolitan Visits Vatican (Catholic News Service)
20 May 2010 – While a meeting between Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Pope Benedict XVI has not been scheduled, the head of ecumenical relations for the Russian church hinted that the possibility of such a meeting is greater than ever.  Read more...


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