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Update on Iraq (Catholic News Service)
07 Jun 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must help the people of Syria because “where there is suffering, Christ is present,” Pope Francis told representatives of Catholic aid agencies working in Syria and with Syrian refugees in neighboring countries.  Read more...
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Update on Iraq (Catholic News Service)
04 Jun 2013 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Five schools in Gaza — two Catholic and three Christian — face closure if the Hamas government follows through on an order forbidding coeducational institutions, said the director general of Latin Patriarchate Schools in Palestine and Israel.  Read more...
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Jesuit Grapples With Syrian War (Catholic News Service)
03 Jun 2013 – ROME (CNS) — For Jesuit Father Nawras Sammour, the ongoing conflict in Syria is a professional challenge and a personal heartache.  Read more...
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31 May 2013 – RAWABI, West Bank (CNS) — About 20 minutes from the Palestinian economic hub of Ramallah, the new city of Rawabi is sprouting on a rocky hillside.  Read more...
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30 May 2013 – GENEVA (CNS) — The Vatican has reiterated its call for negotiations to end the violence in Syria, saying that children are suffering the most.  Read more...
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23 May 2013 – The Canadian Council of Churches urges Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take decisive action in response to the crises in the Middle East.  Read more...
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Syriac Bishop Decries Extremism (Catholic News Service)
21 May 2013 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Growing extremism in Syria could jeopardize the safety of all Christians, said Syriac Catholic Bishop Gregory Melki of Jerusalem.  Read more...
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21 May 2013 – BEIRUT (CNS) — The patriarch of the Chaldean Church in Baghdad denounced a recent series of car bombings and shootings in Iraqi cities that left at least 54 people dead and dozens more injured.  Read more...


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