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21 Nov 2013 – CAIRO (CNS) — Officials at Egypt’s Al Azhar University said they are eagerly awaiting a message from the Vatican that could jump-start their stalled talks.  Read more...
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14 Nov 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Crime families in Italy are not happy with Pope Francis and would hurt him if they could, said an Italian prosecutor who has spent years investigating organized crime and has written a book about the apparent Catholic devotion of mafia bosses.  Read more...
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13 Nov 2013 – TEL AVIV, Israel (CNS) — Comboni Sister Azezet Kidane is fluent in Amharic, Tigrit, Arabic and Sudanese dialects, so she was a natural choice when a shelter for African refugees needed help.  Read more...
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12 Nov 2013 – BALTIMORE (CNS) — Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops by a wide margin on 12 November.  Read more...
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11 Nov 2013 – BALTIMORE (CNS) — The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, called by Pope Francis for next October, is drawing great interest from everyday Catholics, many of whom are anxious to weigh in on questions the Vatican has sent out in preparation for the session.  Read more...
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11 Nov 2013 – BALTIMORE (CNS) — New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan called upon his brother bishops to champion the cause of people around the world being persecuted because of their faith even as the bishops continue to prevent what he described as infringements upon religious practice in the United States.  Read more...
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07 Nov 2013 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Archbishop Fouad Twal, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, condemned the government demolition of a home on church-owned property and said the church would take legal action to “bring back justice and rebuild this home.”  Read more...
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23 Oct 2013 – BEIRUT (CNS) — As part of an official visit to Doha, Qatar, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Peter, Lebanese cardinal, appealed for help gaining the release of two kidnapped Syrian bishops and three priests.  Read more...


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