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08 Apr 2015 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — A call for an area to protect Christians and other religious minorities in Syria and Iraq is gathering pace even as April marks the centenary of the 1915 genocide of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Christians.  Read more...
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06 Apr 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — More than 1,000 people packed into a tent in a refugee camp in Erbil, Iraq, for the Easter vigil Mass celebrated by Italian Cardinal Fernando Filoni, former nuncio to Iraq and Pope Francis’ personal representative to those forced to flee the fury of Islamic State militants.  Read more...
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06 Apr 2015 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christians in the Middle East are called to help the light of peace emerge from the violence and anguish of war in much of the region, drawing inspiration from the resurrected Jesus, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal said in his Easter homily.  Read more...
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06 Apr 2015 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East in their Easter messages urged the faithful to cling to the hope of the risen Christ amid raging wars, human suffering and the uprooting of Christians from their homelands in the region.  Read more...
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06 Apr 2015 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Despite the extreme hardship of being exiled from their homes in Iraq, the Easter vigil was a day of great joy for the parents of eight babies who were baptized in Lebanon.  Read more...
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03 Apr 2015 – BEIT JALA, West Bank (CNS) — Israel’s Supreme Court blocked a plan to build a separation barrier through the Cremisan Valley in the West Bank that would have divided a Catholic monastery, a convent and adjacent olive vineyards.  Read more...
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03 Apr 2015 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — On Good Friday, Abeer Atallah, who lives in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa in East Jerusalem, was unable to attend a prayer service marking Jesus’ Passion and death in the Old City as she would have liked.  Read more...
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02 Apr 2015 – KOCHI, India (CNS) — An expelled religious sister’s fight for compensation has led to calls from former priests and sisters in India for the introduction of severance similar to that offered to employees of private firms.  Read more...


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