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11 Oct 2011 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Pressure being put on the Syrian government could have very bad consequences, especially for Christians, warned the patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church.  Read more...
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Copts Mourn Victims in Cairo Protest (Catholic News Service)
11 Oct 2011 – CAIRO (CNS) — Orthodox Pope Shenouda III declared three days of mourning, fasting and prayer for victims of peaceful protests that turned violent, and church and government leaders called for Egypt to reaffirm its commitment to religious freedom.  Read more...
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11 Oct 2011 – OTTAWA — An Israeli Catholic prelate, Archbishop Elias Chacour of Akka, Haifa, Nazareth and Galilee, will address a symposium devoted to the future of Christianity in the Middle East at St. Paul’s University on Friday, 21 October, at 7 p.m. and will close the panel discussions on Saturday, 22 October, at noon.  Read more...
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06 Oct 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI asked the international community to continue aid to the drought- and famine-stricken Horn of Africa and asked individuals to offer prayers and donate money to help save the millions facing death.   Read more...
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New Maronite Patriarch to Visit U.S. (Catholic News Service)
03 Oct 2011 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai will make his first pastoral visit to the United States Oct. 4-25.   Read more...
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29 Sep 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Addressing the United Nations, a Vatican representative called for “courageous decisions” toward the two-state solution for the Holy Land after Palestinian leaders requested full U.N. membership for the Palestinian state.  Read more...
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29 Sep 2011 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI met Sept. 29 with Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chief ecumenist of the Russian Orthodox Church.  Read more...
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29 Sep 2011 – WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — Russia’s Catholic Church criticized the demolition of a hospice complex run by the Missionaries of Charity after a Moscow court ruled it was used illegally for charity work.   Read more...


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