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21 May 2015 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — “Despite 50 years of ‘Nostra Aetate,’ ” the Second Vatican Council’s document on interreligious relations, “we still don’t know each other well enough,” said French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.  Read more...
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21 May 2015 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic Church leaders and scholars are not the only ones praising the 50-year-old church document “Nostra Aetate” (“In Our Time”), the Second Vatican Council’s declaration on relations with non-Christian religions.  Read more...
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13 May 2015 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Speaking quietly and deliberately, Dominican Sister Diana Momeka from Iraq urged a congressional committee hearing on 13 May to help the displaced Christian refugees in Iraq to “go back home.”  Read more...
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13 May 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Vatican and Palestinian representatives have finalized the text of a formal agreement recognizing freedom of religion in the “State of Palestine” and outlining the rights and obligations of the Catholic Church, its agencies and its personnel in the territory.  Read more...
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08 May 2015 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Christian leaders in the Holy Land hope two new Palestinian saints will become intercessors for peace and a bridge among faiths.  Read more...
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07 May 2015 – ERBIL, Iraq (CNS) — The head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Eastern Churches visited Iraq to convey Pope Francis’ blessing and concern for church officials and the displaced living and working in difficult circumstances.  Read more...
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06 May 2015 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The sad realities of Syria’s civil war permeate the paintings of Essa Neima, a 34-year-old Syrian national.  Read more...
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06 May 2015 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — International aid continues to fall short of what Jordan needs to host 1.4 million Syrian refugees, Jordanian officials reported, saying the number represents the equivalent of the United States hosting 60 million refugees.  Read more...


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