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22 Mar 2017 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Less than a year after restoration work began, the Edicule — the traditional site of Jesus’ burial and resurrection — was inaugurated in an ecumenical ceremony led by representatives of the Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Armenian churches, including Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.  Read more...
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21 Mar 2017 – CHICAGO (CNS) — Two weeks before arriving in Ohio on a nationwide pastoral visit, Bishop Fikremariam Hagos Tsalim of the Eparchy of Segheneity, Eritrea, got word that eight young people from his eparchy died trying to make their way to Europe in search of a better life.  Read more...
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20 Mar 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Catholics commemorate Jesus’ passion on Good Friday, the Vatican is asking them to support the church in the Holy Land with their prayers, financial contributions and possibly by making a pilgrimage.  Read more...
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20 Mar 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Despite then-Secretary of State John Kerry’s declaration one year ago that Islamic State’s actions in Iraq and Syria amounted to genocide — and unanimous votes in the House and Senate asking Kerry to declare genocide against minority Christian.  Read more...
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14 Mar 2017 – An “invisible” Catholic organization celebrated 90 years of quiet service to the poor in the Middle East, northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe.  Read more...
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13 Mar 2017 – CHICAGO (CNS) — Regional Catholic-Muslim dialogues over the past 20 years “have been open and honest, appreciating our commonalities and being honest about our differences,” said Muzammil Siddiqi of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California.  Read more...
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10 Mar 2017 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Sami Awad, 45, has been called every name in the book, from “unrealistic” to “traitor” and “collaborator.”  Read more...
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10 Mar 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — While one Catholic archbishop was urging a fix to the country’s immigration laws before a Catholic crowd, another was pleading with the government not to separate mothers from their children while in immigration detention, and yet another, a cardinal, was accompanying a grandfather to an appointment that could have resulted in his deportation.  Read more...


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