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05 Dec 2016 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Even the Christmas decorations seem more cheerful this year in Bethlehem.  Read more...
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02 Dec 2016 – DUBLIN (CNS) — Fifty percent of Syria’s hospitals and medical centers have been destroyed or looted and their staff kidnapped, tortured or slaughtered, a leading Syrian surgeon told members of the Irish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.  Read more...
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02 Dec 2016 – BEIRUT (CNS) — The Syriac Catholic patriarch said he was horrified to see widespread devastation and what he called “ghost towns” during a recent visit to northern Iraq.  Read more...
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02 Dec 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Knowing the debate surrounding Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family, Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople said the document “first and foremost recalls the mercy and compassion of God and not just moral norms and canonical rules.”  Read more...
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28 Nov 2016 – JERUSALEM (CNS) Catholic leaders in the Holy Land expressed solidarity with those affected by regional wildfires, which continued to burn after five days.  Read more...
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23 Nov 2016 – BHOPAL, India (CNS) — The grave of a nun murdered in central India 21 years ago has been exhumed as part of a process that may eventually lead to her canonization.  Read more...
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17 Nov 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Nothing can justify or permit the continued onslaught in the Middle East, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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17 Nov 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Where there is no tenderness, there is cruelty and what is unfolding in Syria is a veritable “workshop of cruelty,” Pope Francis told governing members of Caritas Internationalis.  Read more...


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