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08 Dec 2015 – TARTUS, Syria (CNS) — Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, visiting Syria, urged Christians to hold onto their faith.  Read more...
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04 Dec 2015 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The trickle of refugees that left Syria when that country’s Arab Spring-styled protests morphed in late 2011 into civil war, turned to a flood and then a torrent this year as hostilities escalated when euphemistically termed “outside actors” got more deeply involved.  Read more...
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01 Dec 2015 – NEW YORK — As winter approaches, CNEWA’s president, Msgr. John E. Kozar, has just authorized the release of another $300,000 to aid Christians in the Middle East.  Read more...
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24 Nov 2015 – BEIRUT (CNS) — The three Iraqi retirees met up at St. Anthony’s medical dispensary to get medication for hypertension, an ailment exacerbated by the stress of life as a refugee.  Read more...
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24 Nov 2015 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — A Boston cardinal and the Maryland Catholic Conference were among hundreds of faith leaders who called for compassion in addressing the world refugee crisis and stressed the importance of developing a national immigration policy based on humanitarian need.  Read more...
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20 Nov 2015 – BEIRUT (CNS) — The head of the Syriac Catholic Church has accused Western governments of betraying Christians in the Middle East and said it was “a big lie” to suggest Islamic State could be defeated with airstrikes.  Read more...
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20 Nov 2015 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Migration and Refugee Services marked its 50th anniversary with a daylong conference 19 November that was hardly an occasion for the group to rest on its laurels but instead brought about 200 people together to focus on ongoing and upcoming challenges.  Read more...
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20 Nov 2015 – MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — The patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church welcomed a decision by the Iraqi government to redraft the part of a new national charter that would have forced some Christian children to convert to Islam.  Read more...


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