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28 Aug 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Fighting in Aleppo, Syria, has not spared the residences of the local Melkite and Maronite Catholic archbishops, according to the Vatican’s Fides news agency.  Read more...
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27 Aug 2012 – KOLOMYYA, Ukraine (CNS) — The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church said he hopes to follow up a Polish-Russian joint message by pursuing a similar reconciliation process with Russian Orthodox leaders.  Read more...
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Religious Strife in India (Catholic News Service)
24 Aug 2012 – BANGALORE, India (CNS) — The government of Assam state has sought church support to help victims of the conflict between ethnic Bodos and Muslim migrants that has left at least 80 dead and more than 400,000 homeless.  Read more...
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24 Aug 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — While media images of the Syrian civil war are mainly those of men with guns, workers from Catholic Relief Services have seen “predominantly women and children, fleeing,” said a communications officer who recently returned from the Middle East.  Read more...
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Nuncio to Syria Worried for Future (Catholic News Service)
22 Aug 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People in Syria are “stunned and deeply saddened and worried for the future,” said Archbishop Mario Zenari, the Vatican nuncio to Syria.  Read more...
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21 Aug 2012 – Pope Benedict XVI sent greetings to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill who is visiting Poland.  Read more...
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Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue in Poland (Catholic News Service)
21 Aug 2012 – WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — The head of the Russian Orthodox Church and the president of the Polish Catholic bishops’ conference signed a joint message Aug. 17 urging Poles and Russians to set aside centuries of anger and prejudice and work together to maintain their countries’ Christian identities.   Read more...
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21 Aug 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, a strong voice for peace and development in Africa, died Aug. 17 in Addis Ababa at the age of 76.  Read more...


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