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16 Jun 2016 – NEW YORK — The status of Christians and other vulnerable peoples in the Middle East, and the challenges they face as they seek refuge, will be among the subjects discussed with the head of Lebanon’s largest Christian community.  Read more...
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13 Jun 2016 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Syriac patriarchs, marking the two-year anniversary since the Islamic State group expelled Christians from a large part of Iraq, denounced “the ethno-religious genocide” of their people and called for the liberation of those areas.  Read more...
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08 Jun 2016 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Iraqi refugee women who fled Islamic State group violence in their homeland have appealed to Pope Francis for help, sending a hand-sewn mantle and imploring him to pray for them and for peace in their country.  Read more...
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08 Jun 2016 – NEW YORK — Catholic Near East Welfare Association has launched a campaign to rush emergency aid to thousands of hungry families impacted by drought in the Horn of Africa.  Read more...
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06 Jun 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Without passion and prayer, the pontifical mission societies are simply well-run and well-organized nongovernmental agencies, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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01 Jun 2016 – ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (CNS) — Layer by layer, an icon comes to life. First dark colors obscure the brilliant white gesso covering a wooden board. Brighter and paler colors and shiny gold leaf follow.  Read more...
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31 May 2016 – NEW DELHI (CNS) — Bishops in India have condemned a series of attacks on Africans in New Delhi, calling it a disturbing trend and against Indian culture.  Read more...
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31 May 2016 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — A Capitol Hill hearing May 26 focused on protecting religious minorities, including Christians, from ongoing Islamic State persecution in Iraq and Syria.  Read more...


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