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10 Mar 2015 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Saying the Syrian refugee crisis has reached a “tipping point,” officials of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops who recently traveled to the Middle East are urging the international community to offer more help.  Read more...
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Aid Official: Gazans Have Lost Hope (Catholic News Service)
06 Mar 2015 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Six months after the end of the most recent war in Gaza, there is still a “grave humanitarian crisis” in the narrow strip wedged between the Egyptian and Israeli borders, where more than 1.8 million Palestinians live closed off to the world because of an international embargo.  Read more...
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06 Mar 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “Joy” is not a word people usually associate with strict fasting and penance — unless they are Eastern-rite Catholics.  Read more...
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06 Mar 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the eyes of Latin-rite Catholics, the extent of Eastern Catholics’ Lenten fasting and abstinence is perceived as particularly strict.  Read more...
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02 Mar 2015 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Christians in the Middle East welcomed the release of nearly 20 Assyrian Christians abducted by Islamic State militants in northeastern Syria, but expressed concern that more than 200 others remained in captivity.   Read more...
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02 Mar 2015 – BEIRUT (CNS) — A pontifical aid organization has begun sending aid to families who fled their homes when Islamic State militants raided a cluster of Assyrian Christian villages on the Khabur River in northeast Syria.  Read more...
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27 Feb 2015 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Two Syrian-born patriarchs separately urged the international community to work together to address the crisis in Syria and the region.  Read more...
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Refugees Struggle in Bekaa Valley (Catholic News Service)
25 Feb 2015 – BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon (CNS) — Many Lebanese have spent as much time as possible indoors this winter, protecting themselves from this year’s unusually brutal cold season.  Read more...


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