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05 Jul 2012 – Pope Benedict XVI named a Spanish expert in Islam to the No. 2 post at the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.  Read more...
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05 Jul 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — The designation of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity as a UNESCO World Heritage site complicates relations between the three churches that oversee the holy site as well as relations between the Israeli and Palestinian communities, said a church official.  Read more...
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05 Jul 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI will present a papal document addressing the church’s concerns in the Middle East, meet with representatives of local Christian and Muslim communities, and address political and cultural leaders on a three-day visit to Lebanon Sept. 14-16.  Read more...
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05 Jul 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — New text in an exhibit at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial offers a less-critical assessment of the actions of Pope Pius XII in dealing with the Nazi persecution of Jews during World War II.  Read more...
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Video: “First Take: Vatican” (Catholic News Service)
03 Jul 2012 – “First Take: Vatican” looks at significance of pope’s trip to Lebanon for all Christians in the Middle East.   Read more...
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02 Jul 2012 – WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — Catholic and Orthodox leaders from Poland and Russia will issue a joint statement committing their churches to fostering reconciliation between the two historically feuding countries.  Read more...
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UNESCO Adds Church of Nativity to List (Catholic News Service)
02 Jul 2012 – ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (CNS) — UNESCO has placed sites — including the Church of the Nativity — in Bethlehem, West Bank, on its list of World Heritage in Danger.  Read more...
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Video: “First Take: Vatican” (Catholic News Service)
02 Jul 2012 – On Sunday, 1 July, Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum modified a controversial exhibit on Pope Pius XII to acknowledge claims that the wartime pope actively encouraged efforts to rescue Jews from the Nazi genocide.  Read more...


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