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05 Mar 2012 – ROME (CNS) — A Catholic archbishop welcomed a Turkish government decision to consult Christian leaders on a new constitution.  Read more...
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05 Mar 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Calling efforts toward an Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace “more, not less, urgent,” a group of Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders warned candidates for political office “not to use any rhetoric that could make prospects for peace more problematic.”   Read more...
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Armed Men Storm Monastery in Syria (Catholic News Service)
05 Mar 2012 – ANTAKYA, Turkey (CNS) — Masked gunmen stormed the Syrian desert monastery of Deir Mar Musa, about 50 miles southwest of Homs, destroying property and briefly holding its inhabitants captive.  Read more...
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VIDEO: “Holy Land Tour Part I” (Catholic News Service)
02 Mar 2012 – In part one of a three-part series on the Holy Land, Catholic New Service visits Galilee, Israel, where Jesus ministered.  Read more...
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02 Mar 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Tension, hostility and even violence are the “daily bread” of many of the Christian communities living in the biblical lands of the Middle East, said Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.  Read more...
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02 Mar 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — At the entrance to St. Saviour Church, Aloysious Leone and women in traditional Indian dress gathered around Trivandrum Archbishop Mari Soosa Pakiam to ask his blessing and kiss his ring.  Read more...
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Arab Spring Conference in Rome (Catholic News Service)
01 Mar 2012 – Muslims and Christians throughout North Africa and the Middle East recognize that “building a democracy is more difficult than destroying a dictatorship,” but they are committed to realizing their dream, said one of the leaders of change in Tunisia.  Read more...
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01 Mar 2012 – Peace in the Holy Land will come only when all parties embrace justice and forgiveness and sacrifice for the good of all people, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem said during a program at the United States Institute of Peace.   Read more...


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