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22 Dec 2015 – IRBIL, Iraq (CNS) — Habiba Daud remembers Christmas in Qaraqosh as beautiful. The festivities would start days before with the preparation of traditional food and desserts. Families celebrated around a large Christmas tree.  Read more...
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16 Dec 2015 – Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal urged moderate celebrations of Christmas this year because of the current political situation, but he also called for an end to the arms trade.  Read more...
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09 Dec 2015 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — A coalition of religious leaders joined three U.S. senators on Capitol Hill 8 December to say “enough is enough” to those who want to bar Muslim refugees from Syria and other Middle East trouble spots from the U.S. after terrorist attacks in Paris and Southern California.  Read more...
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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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