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CNEWA President on Indian Vocations (Catholic News Service)
16 Mar 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Vocations to the priesthood and religious life in India’s two Eastern Catholic communities are strong and a sign that the missionary spirit of St. Thomas the Apostle flourishes, said the president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.  Read more...
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U.S. Bishops on Middle East Violence (Catholic News Service)
15 Mar 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Citing continuing conflict in the Middle East, the U.S. bishops’ Administrative Committee reiterated its support for the region’s bishops and all people of faith, urging them to stand against violence even in the face of hostility and aggression.  Read more...
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15 Mar 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Joseph Hazboun remembers when he could hop into his car in Jerusalem and drive the few miles to the nearby West Bank city of Bethlehem to see his family. It was easy enough, even passing through mandatory checkpoints, that he and his Jerusalem-born wife and children would make the trip at least twice a month.  Read more...
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14 Mar 2012 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — The bishop who administers the church in Kuwait criticized legislation that would restrict Christian places of worship in the country.  Read more...
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Syrian Christians Fear Persecution (Catholic News Service)
09 Mar 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christians in Syria live in fear of a repeat of persecution like was seen in Iraq, said officials of the Pontifical Mission for Palestine.  Read more...
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Caritas Shelters Syrian Refugees (Catholic News Service)
07 Mar 2012 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Church aid workers scrambled to find housing for hundreds of Syrian refugees who have fled to neighboring Lebanon because of ongoing violence between Syrian forces and armed rebels.   Read more...
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Pope Addresses Middle East Christians (Catholic News Service)
07 Mar 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI urged Christians in the Middle East not to lose hope despite the serious difficulties they face.  Read more...
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06 Mar 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Terrorist attacks on Christians in Africa, the Middle East and Asia tripled in a seven-year period, a Vatican official told a U.N. meeting.  Read more...


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