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21 Jul 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians and Muslims should work together to bring peace and reconciliation, especially where the two communities face “the horror of war,” said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran.  Read more...
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Pope Prays for Victims of Downed Plane (Catholic News Service)
21 Jul 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Though exactly what happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 remained unclear, Pope Francis offered prayers for the 298 passengers and crew members who died when it came down in eastern Ukraine.  Read more...
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21 Jul 2014 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — The head of Caritas in Jerusalem said he would launch an international appeal to help with the Gaza Strip and would not wait until the end of Israeli-Hamas hostilities, as he had done in the past.   Read more...
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18 Jul 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Civilians in Gaza used a brief cease-fire to spill onto the streets and replenish scarce supplies, some church representatives said.  Read more...
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18 Jul 2014 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Iraqi-American Catholic leaders, who have persistently advocated for the embattled Christian minority in Iraq, are now going to bat for a smaller ethnic group that likewise traces its origins to the troubled region.  Read more...
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16 Jul 2014 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Two Iraqi nuns and three orphans kidnapped in late June have been released safely, according to the Christian rights group Middle East Concern.  Read more...
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15 Jul 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praying for peace is never a useless exercise — it keeps evil at bay and helps people not give in to violence, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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15 Jul 2014 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — The situation in hospitals in the Gaza Strip is dire, and Palestinians are saying that medical supplies will soon run out, said a cardiologist who serves with the Near East Council of Churches in Gaza.   Read more...


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