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06 Sep 2013 – WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) — The president of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land said his Christian counterparts in the region worry that U.S. strikes in Syria would further inflame a situation where many nations ply for influence.   Read more...
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26 Aug 2013 – VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called again for an end to the fighting in Syria, denouncing the “multiplication of massacres and atrocious acts,” including the suspected chemical weapons attack that left hundreds dead.  Read more...
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23 Aug 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Lutheran leaders in Jerusalem prayed for an end to violence and bloodshed in Egypt and the protection of the values of “democracy, dignity and religious freedom.”  Read more...
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23 Aug 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Rushed judgments in times of war and conflict, especially by the media, do not always lead to the truth and will not bring peace, said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican observer at United Nations agencies in Geneva, including the U.N. Human Rights Commission.   Read more...
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23 Aug 2013 – CAIRO (CNS) — Churches and other Christian properties around Egypt had already been looted, so when Catholics in Berba were tipped off that their southern village could be next, they acted fast — seeking assistance from Muslim friends and neighbors, who were happy to comply.  Read more...
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23 Aug 2013 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two Egyptian-born Christian clergy, in separate telephone interviews with Catholic News Service, each blamed both poverty and “ignorance” for the attacks on churches in Egypt.  Read more...
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22 Aug 2013 – We, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, follow with great concern the dreadful situation in Egypt, which suffers from internal divisions, deliberate violence and terroristic acts against innocent people, both Muslims and Christians.  Read more...
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21 Aug 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Catholic bishop in Luxor, about 400 miles south of Cairo, said Muslims and Christians alike are afraid to leave their homes; because the shops are closed and no one is venturing outside, many are running out of food.  Read more...


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