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16 Apr 2018 – BEIRUT (CNS) — A North American delegation negotiated the steep incline to a clinic draped over the roadway, like an olive tree from a limestone bluff.  Read more...
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13 Apr 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Gospel requires Christians to “denounce personal and social sins committed against God and neighbor in the name of the god money and of power for its own sake,” Pope Francis wrote.  Read more...
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12 Apr 2018 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai appealed to world leaders to stop the war in Syria and to work for comprehensive peace through diplomatic means.  Read more...
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11 Apr 2018 – OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) — A middle-of-the-night phone call — then another — alerted Gabriel Jabbour to the threat. Reluctantly, he packed a few belongings and $3,000 in cash, and fled from Syria with his wife to avoid being publicly executed by Islamic State militants.  Read more...
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05 Apr 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — During a brief ceremony in the Vatican Gardens, Pope Francis blessed a new statue of a 10th-century Armenian monk he had declared a “doctor of the church” in 2015.  Read more...
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03 Apr 2018 – BEIRUT (CNS) — In Easter messages, Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East evoked the hope of the Resurrection.  Read more...
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02 Apr 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In his Easter appeal for peace throughout the world, Pope Francis made special mention of the ongoing “carnage” in Syria and the recent violence along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, violence the pope said had not spared “the defenseless.”  Read more...
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30 Mar 2018 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — A top official with Catholic Relief Services, visiting northern Iraq, said new life is evident for those who suffered the injustices and atrocities of the Islamic State invasion of their ancestral lands but some grave challenges remain.  Read more...


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