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Nun Helps Eritrean Refugees in Israel (Catholic News Service)
15 Nov 2012 – TEL AVIV , Israel (CNS) — Comboni Sister Azezet Kidane is fluent in Amharic, Tigrit, Arabic and Sudanese dialects, so she was a natural choice when a shelter for African refugees needed help.  Read more...
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Married Eastern Catholic Priests (Catholic News Service)
14 Nov 2012 – ROME (CNS) — In Eastern Christianity — among both Catholics and Orthodox — a dual vocation to marriage and priesthood are seen as a call “to love more” and to broaden the boundaries of what a priest considers to be his family, said Russian Catholic Father Lawrence Cross.  Read more...
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Book Clarifies Vatican Role in WWII (Catholic News Service)
13 Nov 2012 – Gordon Thomas, the author of “The Pope’s Jews,” is a British journalist who has written numerous works, a number of them on the intelligence services of Great Britain and the United States, and a couple on the Vatican.  Read more...
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13 Nov 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a Nov. 8 letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace took both Israel and Palestine to task for actions that he said undermined the possibility of a two-state solution in the Holy Land.  Read more...
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Syrian Refugee Crisis (Catholic News Service)
13 Nov 2012 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Representatives of 26 humanitarian agencies gathered in Beirut to discuss and coordinate efforts to address the increasing Syrian refugee crisis. Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, who visited with Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, presided over the Nov. 9 meeting.  Read more...
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Pope Sends $1 Million in Aid for Syria (Catholic News Service)
08 Nov 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Instability and increasing violence in Syria have prompted Pope Benedict XVI to cancel the planned visit to the war-torn nation by a delegation of cardinals and bishops.  Read more...
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Jerusalem Holy Site Dispute (Catholic News Service)
08 Nov 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — A dispute over an unpaid water bill reportedly running to $2.3 million could threaten the daily functioning of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, one of Christendom’s most holy sites.  Read more...
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Church Teachings on Judaism (Catholic News Service)
05 Nov 2012 – As the Catholic Church marks the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, many are now revisiting and studying its proceedings over the years 1962-1965. The council and its 16 resulting documents addressed relations between the Catholic Church and the world.  Read more...


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