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22 Feb 2016 – SAN DIEGO (CNS) — San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy is challenging U.S. Catholics to take an active role in combating “the scourge of anti-Islamic prejudice.”  Read more...
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18 Feb 2016 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — The Commission for Justice and Peace of the Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to work for a change in the current violent situation, but it chastised Israel as responsible for its creation.  Read more...
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18 Feb 2016 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The joint declaration signed 12 February in Cuba between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow has met with a tepid reaction from Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych, Ukraine, major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.  Read more...
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18 Feb 2016 – ELMONT, N.Y. (CNS) — Decades after a change in immigration laws started a wave of Indian migration to the United States, Syro-Malankara Catholics celebrated the establishment of their first eparchy, or diocese, outside of India.  Read more...
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17 Feb 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A young volunteer for Caritas Syria was killed in continued violence there.  Read more...
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04 Feb 2016 – BEIRUT (CNS) — A Maronite priest is leaving Lebanon to become the first exarch of the newly erected Apostolic Exarchate of Colombia. Father Fadi Abou Chebel, 46, will begin his new assignment in April, based in Bogota, the Colombian capital.  Read more...
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04 Feb 2016 – AL-KHALDIYA, Jordan (CNS) — As a donors conference to stem the Syrian refugee crisis opens in London, Syria’s neighbors, which have hosted hundreds of thousands of refugees for the past five years, say they cannot continue to bear the brunt of the burden.  Read more...
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04 Feb 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican joined international appeals for raising money to provide emergency and long-term assistance to the millions of people affected by the crisis in Syria.  Read more...


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