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05 May 2015 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — As the European Union announced tough measures to curb the flow of migrants and refugees across the Mediterranean Sea, Catholic aid groups urged a more humanitarian response.  Read more...
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05 May 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The future of the Middle East will depend on nations coming together to promote dialogue and development in the region and on local Christians staying active in society and politics, a top Vatican official said.  Read more...
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01 May 2015 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — About the only things Italian about the Italian Hospital in Jordan’s capital are the name and a few of the signs.  Read more...
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30 Apr 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Peace in the Middle East will need an abundant flow of mercy, without which pockets of “power gone mad,” such as Islamic State, “will multiply,” warned Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.  Read more...
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28 Apr 2015 – PARIS (CNS) — The exodus of Christians from the Middle East — due to wars, conflicts, socio-economic crises and persecution — will weaken moderate Islam “which, thanks to the Islamic-Christian conviviality, is so far the vast majority of Muslims in the Middle East,” said Maronite Patriarch Bechara Peter.  Read more...
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24 Apr 2015 – MA’IN, Jordan (CNS) — Muslims, more than 90 percent of Jordan’s population, need to see Christians visit the country’s biblical sites, said the Melkite Catholic priest who established the Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center.  Read more...
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23 Apr 2015 – ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (CNS) — Ethiopia’s Catholic bishops condemned “in unambiguous terms” the execution of 30 Ethiopian Christian migrants in Libya.  Read more...
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20 Apr 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The poor, migrants in search of a better life and the unemployed want what all human beings want: life, dignity and a chance to earn a decent living, Pope Francis said in several speeches urging compassion and assistance by both governments and individuals.  Read more...


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