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21 Aug 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, the former nuncio to Australia, to be the new nuncio to Israel and apostolic delegate in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories.  Read more...
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21 Aug 2012 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Lebanon’s younger generation of Catholics sees Pope Benedict XVI’s Sept. 14-16 visit to their country as a sign of hope in a region embroiled with violence.  Read more...
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Video: Plight of Syrian Refugees (Catholic News Service)
21 Aug 2012 – Laura Sheahen of Caritas Internationalis talks about her recent visit with Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.  Read more...
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17 Aug 2012 – ANTAKYA, Turkey (CNS) — A spokesman for Egypt’s bishops gave a cautious welcome to President Mohammed Morsi’s reshuffling of top military officials.  Read more...
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17 Aug 2012 – DUBLIN (CNS) — A Carmelite nun said the armed insurrection in Syria is “producing a totalitarianism that is worse” than that of Bashar Assad’s regime.  Read more...
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13 Aug 2012 – BANGALORE, India (CNS) — Environmental protection is “an expression of faith in God,” said the bishops of Kerala state.  Read more...
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07 Aug 2012 – NEW DELHI (CNS) — Medical officials in Assam denied media reports that children have become sick in relief camps housing hundreds of thousands of people displaced by ethnic violence in Assam state.   Read more...
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06 Aug 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Yearning and working for freedom and peace, young Christians and Muslims must be patient and persistent, recognizing that violence or other apparent “short cuts” that harm others will never lead to justice and lasting peace, said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran.  Read more...


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