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Gaza Church Nurtures Hope (Catholic News Service)
23 Feb 2011 – The only Catholic church in the Gaza Strip is alive and well, despite an Israeli blockade of the besieged Palestinian enclave and the tight cultural and political control exercised by Gaza’s Islamist government.  Read more...
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Indian Priest Dies (Catholic News Service)
22 Feb 2011 – A Syro-Malabar Catholic priest who had a role in the 2008 canonization of St. Alphonsa Muttathupandathu, India’s first woman saint, was killed while trying to save a parish worker who had become entangled in a power line.  Read more...
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Indian Bishops Lead Sit-In Protest (Catholic News Service)
22 Feb 2011 – Nineteen Catholic and Protestant bishops staged a sit-in to protest the findings of a report that cleared Hindu fundamentalists of a series of attacks on Christian targets in southern Karnataka state in September 2008.  Read more...
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Update on Iraq (Catholic News Service)
18 Feb 2011 – The success of a nonviolent revolution in Egypt is one of “multiple signs of spring in the North African winter,” an expert on the Middle East told participants in a Catholic forum on peace and justice Feb. 12.  Read more...
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Vatican Expresses Hope For Egypt (Catholic News Service)
15 Feb 2011 – The Vatican’s ambassador to Egypt said he hoped the country’s future would include greater social justice and greater freedom for all of the country’s people.  Read more...
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15 Feb 2011 – Two priests with strong ties to Egypt said they feared young Egyptian Catholics will turn away from the church because it did not back the protests that led to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.  Read more...
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15 Feb 2011 – Classical music is underappreciated for its spiritual contribution to the church, the metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church said in a Feb. 9 address at The Catholic University of America.  Read more...
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14 Feb 2011 – With events changing by the moment, Egyptians were left feeling angry, frustrated and uncertain, said a Catholic priest in a phone interview Feb. 11 minutes before Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman announced President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation.  Read more...


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