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24 Mar 2014 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Pope Francis’ “pilgrimage of prayer” is a revival of hope for the people of Bethlehem, said Bethlehem Mayor Vera Baboun.  Read more...
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19 Feb 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After a night of violent confrontations between protesters and police and the deaths of more than two dozen people, Pope Francis and Ukrainian church leaders called on 19 February for an end to all violence and a serious commitment to dialogue for the good of Ukraine.  Read more...
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07 Feb 2014 – As President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), I write to express our concerns about the security wall in the Cremisan Valley which will cut off some 58 Christian families from their agricultural land and some 400 impoverished children from their school.  Read more...
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31 Jan 2014 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — On the eve of an Israeli Supreme Court decision concerning the construction of a contested segment of the security barrier in the West Bank town of Beit Jala, U.S. and Canadian bishops sent letters to their governmental representatives urging them to push Israel to stop building along the proposed route.   Read more...
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31 Jan 2014 – CAIRO (CNS) —The two worlds Armenian Catholic Bishop Krikor Okostinos Coussan knows best are engulfed in violence.  Read more...
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31 Jan 2014 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Cyberactivists from Egypt and throughout the Middle East said their dreams of freedom of expression and democracy are unrealized.   Read more...
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28 Jan 2014 – ROME (CNS) — While Christian unity will be a gift from God, it won’t drop miraculously from the sky but will be given to the followers of Christ step by step as they walk together and work together, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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28 Jan 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As protests against the Ukrainian president spread to cities across the country, Pope Francis offered his prayers for the nation’s people, “particularly for those who lost their lives in the last few days and for their families.”  Read more...


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