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Bishop Condemns Kidnappings, Asks Israel to Keep Response Proportionate
Catholic News Service (26 June 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — The chancellor of the Latin Patriarchate asked anyone with information about the kidnapping of three Israeli teens to come forward and help return the youths to their families. At the same time, he called on the Israeli army to keep its reaction and its search methods proportionate.

Pope Phones Rabbi, Offers Condolences Over Israeli Teens’ Murder
Catholic News Service (2 July 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis telephoned Rome’s chief rabbi to personally express his sadness over the murder of three kidnapped Israeli teens whose bodies were found on 30 June in Hebron, West Bank.

Jerusalem Patriarch Denounces Wave of Retaliations After Teen Murders
Catholic News Service (8 July 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal strongly denounced the increasing wave of violent retaliations following the murders of Israeli and Palestinian teens and called on political and religious leaders to act to calm the atmosphere.

After Monthlong Strike, Christian Schools Open in Israel
Catholic News Service (29 September 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christian schools opened in Israel Sept. 28 after an almost monthlong strike demanding equality in budgeting.

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In Ukraine, Catholic University Students Appeal for Support
Amid the protests in Kiev, Catholic University students appeal for global solidarity.

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Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Youth Movement
In this photo from 2009, two years before Syria’s civil war, youth in Aleppo participate in a dance workshop hosted by an organization that uses sports to bridge sectarian divides. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

Picture of the Day: Wash and Learn
A culinary student at the Youth Development Center in Gyumri, Armenia, cleans up after a class. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

Picture of the Day: Art That Uplifts
The art of cloisonné enamel originated in the eastern Mediterranean region and developed in the Byzantine Empire — and, some scholars argue, Georgia, where it is known as minankari. (photo: Molly Corso)

Picture of the Day: A Craft to Remember
At the Mar Shemmon Bar Sabbae Chaldean Catholic Church in Tbilisi, Keti, 18, works to master the ancient art of cloisonné enamel (minankari in Georgian). (photo: Molly Corso)

Picture of the Day: Key Fundamentals
Students play basketball at San Joe Puram in the Faridabad district of the northern Indian state of Haryana. (photo: John Mathew)

Picture of the Day: Instruction Constricted
Israeli-Arab fourth-grade students pray in Aramaic during language class. Dozens of Christian schools in Israel may be shutting their doors this year due to restrictions by the Israeli government, Christian educators warn. (photo: CNS/Debbie Hill)

Picture of the Day: Happy Birthday, Pope Francis
Today marks the pope’s 79th birthday.

Picture of the Day: Saving Childhood
Iraqi Assyro-Chaldean refugees play at a summer camp in Qartaba, Lebanon. (photo: Tamara Abdul Hadi)

Picture of the Day: Touch Typing
Students at the Shashemene School for the Blind practice using Braille typewriters. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: Beaming in Bahir Dar
University student Rebecca Sisay attends a catechetical program to promote lay formation and leadership in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. (photo: James Jeffrey)

Picture of the Day: A Nourishing Church
Youth from 14 parishes receive lunch at a summer program in Alitena, Ethiopia. (photo: CNEWA)

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