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28 Mar 2016 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East, in their Easter messages, pleaded for peace and urged their faithful to regard the risen Christ as a sign of hope.  Read more...
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24 Mar 2016 – ROME (CNS) — In a moving gesture of brotherhood and peace, Pope Francis washed the feet of several refugees, including Muslims, Hindus and Copts.  Read more...
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23 Mar 2016 – ROME (CNS) — Walking in a crowded Rome neighborhood with his prayer beads wrapped around one hand, Hassan said, “You must write: Big thanks to the pope because he helps my kids — really.”  Read more...
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22 Mar 2016 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — The church must speak out against the continuing Israeli-Palestinian violence and remind people of their responsibilities, said representatives of the Catholic ordinaries of the Holy Land.  Read more...
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21 Mar 2016 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — It’s quiet and dark in the cavernous gallery above Jesus’ burial place in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.  Read more...
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18 Mar 2016 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Israeli restrictions on reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulcher for Holy Week and Easter are part of the current Israeli government’s policy of making Jerusalem an exclusively Jewish city, said Yusef Daher, secretary-general of the Jerusalem Interchurch Center.  Read more...
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10 Mar 2016 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Knights of Columbus and In Defense of Christians contend that Christians in Libya, Iraq and Syria are victims of genocide carried out by the Islamic State in a new report.  Read more...
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09 Mar 2016 – NEW YORK (CNS) — “The most massive failure of the Catholic community at all levels in the past 20 years has been to address the question of our ongoing involvement in the Middle East,” according to San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy.  Read more...


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