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31 May 2016 – BAGHDAD (CNS) — Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad called for reconciliation and an end to all forms of extremism at an interfaith gathering he hosted in the Iraqi capital to pray for peace in Iraq, Syria and in the wider Middle East.  Read more...
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16 May 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Ecumenical relations, the memory of past suffering and prayers for a future of peace form the framework for Pope Francis’ itinerary when he visits Armenia June 24-26.  Read more...
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13 May 2016 – NEW YORK (CNS) — A rising tide of intolerance in the Middle East threatens minority faith communities with cultural extinction, said speakers at a May 10 lecture in New York.  Read more...
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13 May 2016 – CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) — Watching hungry schoolchildren in Ethiopia carefully put away one of the two biscuits they received at a food program, Msgr. John Kozar, president of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, found the act touching.  Read more...
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10 May 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although Coptic Orthodox Christians and Catholics have much to do to achieve eucharistic Communion, they still can witness together to the importance of holiness and the dignity of human life, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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10 May 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican is funding a job-creation program for Iraqi refugees in Jordan, a country that is hosting close to 1.5 million refugees, but is struggling to provide work for them.  Read more...
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09 May 2016 – HARISSA, Lebanon (CNS) — Despite predictions that Christianity could be wiped out of his war-torn homeland within five years, an Iraqi Catholic cleric said he believes in God’s ultimate preservation.  Read more...
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09 May 2016 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has appointed Bishop John S. Pazak of the Byzantine Eparchy of Sts. Cyril and Methodius of Toronto as bishop of the Holy Protection of Mary Eparchy of Phoenix.  Read more...


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