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20 Jul 2006 – Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) has launched an emergency appeal inviting Canadians to aid Lebanese families displaced by the shelling of southern Lebanon and Beirut’s southern suburbs. More than 500,000 people (13 percent of Lebanon’s population of 3.9 million) have thus far fled; some 30,000 families have found shelter in schools in the regions of Baabda, Chouf, Jbeil, Kesserwan and Metn. An additional 150,000 people have fled the country.   Read more...
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29 Jun 2006 – An orphanage in India will soon have clean water, thanks to the efforts of a school in Connecticut.  Read more...
12 Jun 2006 – OTTAWA – Carl Hétu, CNEWA Canada’s National Secretary, urged Canadians to support projects and programs to sustain Palestinians reeling from escalating unemployment and deteriorating living conditions.  Read more...
06 Jun 2006 – NEW YORK – All funds raised by CNEWA for victims of the December 2004 tsunami in southern India – $965,555– have been disbursed, reported Thomas M. Varghese, CNEWA’s Regional Director for India.  Read more...
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30 May 2006 – ONE magazine received seven awards from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, including first place for general excellence.  Read more...
Canadian Fund Aids Refugees (feature article)
27 Apr 2006 – Georges Azzaria set up the Good Samaritan Relief Fund in 1974 primarily to aid Palestinian refugees who had fled to Jordan.  Read more...
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28 Mar 2006 – James McCormick of Traverse City, Michigan, fulfilled a promise he made a year ago to the Terra Sancta School for Girls in Jerusalem when he returned in February to present a check for $12,000 for school renovations.  Read more...
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21 Feb 2006 – Archimandrite Msgr. Victor J. Pospishil, an authority on canon law and the Eastern churches, died of natural causes on 16 February in the Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge, New Jersey. He was 91 years old.  Read more...


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