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22 Jan 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has raised the church jurisdictions for Ukrainian Catholics in Great Britain and France to the level of eparchies, or dioceses, and named the U.S. bishops who had been their exarchs to be their eparchial bishops.  Read more...
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22 Jan 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The divisions among Christians have “disfigured” the church, Pope Benedict XVI said.  Read more...
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18 Jan 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI formally welcomed the election of the new head of the Coptic Catholic Church, 57-year-old Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak of Alexandria.  Read more...
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17 Jan 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like the individual path to holiness, the ecumenical path to Christian unity requires justice, kindness and humility, Pope Benedict XVI told members of a pilgrimage from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.  Read more...
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16 Jan 2013 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs agreed with the Vatican spokesman that derogatory comments about Jews by the head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X were “unacceptable” in a letter to members of the U.S.C.C.B. Catholic-Jewish dialogues.  Read more...
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10 Jan 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI named the priest in charge of coordinating his papal visit to Lebanon to head the Maronite Catholic community in Canada.  Read more...
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Visiting Bishops Note Strain on Mideast (Catholic News Service)
10 Jan 2013 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Bishops who traveled to the Holy Land to assess the local church’s needs noted the “profound anxiety” that the “dark and dramatic events” of the past year have caused in the region.  Read more...
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04 Jan 2013 – ISTANBUL (CNS) — The relief efforts of U.S. Catholics are helping Syrian refugees in Turkey face their ordeal in a dignified manner that respects their priorities, said Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz.  Read more...


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