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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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Up to 100 Christians Abducted in Syria (Catholic News Service)
24 Feb 2015 – DOHUK, Iraq (CNS) — Dozens of Assyrian Christians were abducted by Islamic State forces during a new offensive against a string of villages in northeastern Syria, aid and civil rights organizations reported.  Read more...
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24 Feb 2015 – NEW YORK (CNS) — Aid to the Church in Need, a Catholic charity helping persecuted Christians around the world, has pledged $2.8 million in emergency aid to help Christians in Syria.  Read more...
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Ukrainian Catholic Leader Invites Pope (Catholic News Service)
23 Feb 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church invited Pope Francis to visit the war-torn nation, saying it would help bring peace.  Read more...


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