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17 May 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Diplomats have a duty to uphold human rights for all people, especially those fleeing their countries due to war, poverty and environmental challenges, Pope Francis told new ambassadors to the Vatican.  Read more...
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16 May 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a time when the world is mired in conflicts, religious leaders have a duty to show that it is possible to set aside differences and work together for the common good, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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16 May 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Warning that violence will never bring peace, Pope Francis urged all sides to do all they can to foster dialogue in the Middle East.   Read more...
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14 May 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican has given its permission for the opening of the sainthood cause of an Iraqi priest and three deacons who were murdered by armed gunmen in Mosul.  Read more...
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14 May 2018 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — As the new United States embassy was inaugurated in Jerusalem on 14 May, violence broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers.  Read more...
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11 May 2018 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — It’s hard to discuss detrimental environmental effects of using the diesel fuel needed to run generators in Gaza when people only have three hours of government-provided electricity a day, said Tahani Abu Daqqa, former Palestinian Minister of Culture.  Read more...
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10 May 2018 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Ramzi Sansur, 69, is too young to remember the family home in West Jerusalem where his older nine siblings were born and lived before 1948.  Read more...
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04 May 2018 – UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — Faith-based organizations are uniquely able to care for migrants and refugees because they employ a holistic, person-centered approach that respects the human dignity of each individual, and they have established networks throughout the world, according to panelists at a 3 May United Nations event.  Read more...


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