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23 Feb 2017 – The Vatican and al-Azhar University, Sunni Islam’s leading institution of higher learning, called for the world’s governments, organizations and leaders to cooperate with each other in countering extremist and violent groups, noting that such groups “have negatively impacted stability and peaceful coexistence among peoples.”  Read more...
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16 Feb 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Humankind will have to answer to God for the bloodshed of the innocent victims of war, and the blood spilled by greed and arms trafficking, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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15 Feb 2017 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — A prominent Catholic ecumenist has urged a better understanding of the Russian Orthodox Church.  Read more...
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14 Feb 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Growing tension, conflict and violence around the world challenge religious leaders to support dialogue and work together to promote universal moral values, a Vatican official said.  Read more...
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13 Feb 2017 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Twenty months after having suffered serious damage from an arson attack, the atrium of the Benedictine Church of the Loaves and Fishes was reopened Feb. 12. German Cardinal Rainer Woelki of Cologne, president of the German Association of the Holy Land, celebrating a Mass to mark the event.  Read more...
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10 Feb 2017 – WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — As preparations get underway for this year’s 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the country’s small Catholic Church is keeping a low profile.  Read more...
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10 Feb 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — A massive donation of Ethiopian religious manuscripts to The Catholic University of America in Washington makes the school one of the largest holders of such texts outside Ethiopia.  Read more...
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09 Feb 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Anti-Semitism is absolutely contrary to Christianity, and the church has a duty to denounce and repel such hatred, Pope Francis said.  Read more...


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