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12 Apr 2012 – WINNIPEG, Manitoba (CNS) — Archbishop Michael Bzdel, who served as metropolitan for Ukrainian Catholics in Canada for nearly 13 years, died April 3 at his home in Winnipeg. He was 81.  Read more...
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Strike on Iran Lowers Bar on Waging War (Catholic News Service)
12 Apr 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — While Iran’s secret nuclear program has raised serious questions about that country’s intentions, a military attack on Iranian nuclear facilities would not be justified under Catholic teaching in the eyes of the U.S. bishops and other Catholic leaders.  Read more...
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Former Syriac Catholic Patriarch Dies (Catholic News Service)
11 Apr 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mourning the death of Syrian-born Cardinal Ignace Moussa Daoud, who died April 7 in a Rome hospital, Pope Benedict XVI also prayed for the people of the Middle East “living through difficult times.”  Read more...
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Pope to Visit Lebanon in September (Catholic News Service)
09 Apr 2012 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI will visit Lebanon Sept. 14-16, Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Rai announced during Easter Mass at the patriarchal seat in Bkerke, Lebanon.  Read more...
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St. Thomas Pilgrims in India (Catholic News Service)
05 Apr 2012 – MALAYATTOOR, India (CNS) — When doctors recommended a second heart surgery for Joseph Kudiassery in 1999, the penniless fishermen was at his wit’s end.  Read more...
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Holy Land Pilgrimages on the Rise (Catholic News Service)
05 Apr 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Fear of violence in the Middle East has not kept pilgrims away from the Holy Land, according to U.S. Franciscan priests who frequent the sites commemorating the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus of faith, not just historical landmarks that are more like any hesitancy to visit these places is “overcome by faith and interest,” said Franciscan Father Jeremy Harrington, commissary and guardian of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington. The holy sites, he added, remain safe places to visit despite unrest in the region.  Read more...
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04 Apr 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — As Easter approaches, it can be a daunting task to find a quiet moment of contemplation at any of Jerusalem’s holy sites, but it is especially so at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.   Read more...
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Pope Aids Victims in Syria (Catholic News Service)
03 Apr 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has donated $100,000 to help the people of Syria.  Read more...


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