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18 Sep 2012 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged the suffering of Christians in the Middle East, reassuring them and urging them to promote peace through religiously inspired service to their societies.  Read more...
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In Lebanon, Pope Addresses Youth (Catholic News Service)
18 Sep 2012 – BKERKE, Lebanon (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI urged young Christians in the Middle East not to flee violence and economic insecurity through emigration, but to draw strength from their faith and make peace in their troubled region.  Read more...
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18 Sep 2012 – BEIRUT (CNS) — When Pope Benedict XVI stepped off the plane in Beirut Sept. 14, he said he had come to Lebanon, and to the Middle East in general, as a “pilgrim of peace.”  Read more...
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Vatican on Syrian Victims (Catholic News Service)
18 Sep 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The U.N. Human Rights Council must approach the crisis in Syria from “the perspective of the victims,” and rally the international community to press for the end of hostilities and the immediate offering of humanitarian aid to the suffering, a Vatican official said.  Read more...
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18 Sep 2012 – CAIRO (CNS) — As tear-gas bearing police battled Egyptians armed with stones in front of Cairo’s U.S. Embassy, Rashad was two neighborhoods away, making sure the few evening costumers respected the line at the Mobinil cellphone company where he works.   Read more...
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18 Sep 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury will join Pope Benedict XVI’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second V atican Council.   Read more...
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Ukrainian Bishops Close Synod in Canada (Catholic News Service)
18 Sep 2012 – WINNIPEG, Manitoba (CNS) — Ukrainian Catholic bishops from four continents gathered for a final celebration Sept. 16 as they closed their weeklong Synod of Bishops.  Read more...
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Pope Arrives in Lebanon (Catholic News Service)
17 Sep 2012 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon Sept. 14, saying that he came “as a pilgrim of peace, as a friend of God and as a friend of men.”  Read more...


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