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Pope Appeals To End Fighting in Libya
Catholic News Service (29 March 2011)
Pope Benedict XVI appealed for a suspension of fighting in Libya and the immediate start of a serious dialogue aimed at restoring peace to the North African country.

Vatican Nuncio Weighs in on Libya
Catholic News Service (31 March 2011)
The Vatican observer at the London conference on Libya said the situation in the North African country is forcing the international community to examine its obligation to intervene when the lives and rights of civilians are being threatened.

Libyan Bishop Calls for End to Hostilities
Catholic News Service (19 April 2011)
The apostolic vicar in Tripoli called for a stop to the bloody conflict in Libya and urged dialogue among the various tribes there to help bring about peace, the Vatican missionary news agency reported.

Libyan Bishop Criticizes NATO Strikes
Catholic News Service (9 June 2011)
The top church official in Libya expressed fear that the protracted conflict there would generate fighting among factions and tribes, but said he believed a negotiated solution was still possible, the Vatican’s missionary news agency reported.

Nuns Choose to Stay in Libya
Catholic News Service (29 June 2011)
BENGHAZI, Libya (CNS) — A Catholic nun working in rebel-held eastern Libya says she and other sisters have remained because of their commitment to the people they serve.

Libyan Children Wounded in War
Catholic News Service (30 June 2011)
MISRATA, Libya (CNS) — Fifteen-year-old Mohammed Majeed had grown so accustomed to the war raging around him that he lost his fear of the ordnance scattered on the ground in his neighborhood. One day in April, he found a rifle grenade just outside his front door and carried the projectile inside. The next day, as he played with it, it exploded in his hand.

Gadhafi’s Death Marks End of Oppressive Regime
Catholic News Service (21 October 2011)
VATCAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican said the death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi marked the end of a “harsh and oppressive regime” that was based on power instead of human dignity.

Catholics Recall Gadhafi’s Brutality
Catholic News Service (25 October 2011)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Catholic leaders said they could not rejoice at the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, but they recalled some of his more brutal moments and speculated on the future of Christians in the region.

Arab Spring Opens New Era
Catholic News Service (9 December 2011)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — What turned out to be a yearlong Arab Spring of grass-roots uprisings in 2011 left several countries with new leadership and a death toll in the tens of thousands, most from a full-scale civil war in Libya.

Benghazi Bishop Recalls Libyan Revolution
Catholic News Service (23 February 2012)
BENGHAZI, Libya (CNS) — As Benghazi residents marked the anniversary of Libya’s revolution, the head of the city’s diminished Catholic community spoke of a need to rebuild his congregation and of the uncertainties ahead.

Vatican Laments U.S. Deaths in Libya
Catholic News Service (13 September 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the wake of the deaths of a U.S. ambassador and three staff members in Libya and the unrest triggered by a U.S.-made amateur film hostile to Islam, the Vatican decried disrespect toward all religions and deplored all violence as unacceptable.

Pope Seeks Prayers for Egyptians Beheaded by Islamic State
Catholic News Service (18 February 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called for prayers for the Egyptian Christians beheaded by Islamic State militants in Libya and asked that God recognize these men killed for their faith.

Ethiopian Bishops: Martyrs Were Migrants Looking for Better Life
Catholic News Service (23 April 2015)
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (CNS) — Ethiopia’s Catholic bishops condemned “in unambiguous terms” the execution of 30 Ethiopian Christian migrants in Libya.

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