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West Bank Farmers Cannot Access Land (Catholic News Service)
30 Dec 2011 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Jamal Salman stood on one side of the double chain-link fence, on land belonging to his family. On the other side of the Israeli-erected fences, only a few hundred yards away but beyond his reach, was more family land with a grove of olive trees.  Read more...
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29 Dec 2011 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christians in the Middle East show “overwhelming faith,” but many also express fear, said the president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.  Read more...
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Midnight Masses in Iraq Cancelled (Catholic News Service)
22 Dec 2011 – LONDON (CNS) — Chaldean Catholic officials have canceled traditional Christmas Eve midnight Masses because of security risks.  Read more...
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21 Dec 2011 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Amid continuing turmoil in the Middle East, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem sent a message of hope and support to Christians of the region.   Read more...
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Cardinal Foley’s Funeral (Catholic News Service)
16 Dec 2011 – PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Philadelphia Catholics who filled the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul Dec. 16 for the funeral Mass of Cardinal John P. Foley were consoled for the “death in the family” and urged to emulate the prelate known for his sense of humor, intellect and strong faith.  Read more...
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16 Dec 2011 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Sylvana Giacaman, 54, is giving herself a different kind of gift for Christmas: She is allowing her photo and a personal story to be posted on the Israeli separation wall.  Read more...
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Mosque in Jerusalem Vandalized (Catholic News Service)
16 Dec 2011 – ROME (CNS) — The day after an ancient mosque in Jerusalem was vandalized and burned, allegedly by Jewish extremists, participants at a Rome conference on “sacred space” called for absolute respect for all places of worship.  Read more...
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16 Dec 2011 – EDMONTON, Alberta (CNS) — Iraqi Ziyad Matti and his wife, Dalia Hikmat, have not had a proper Christmas in years.  Read more...


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