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21 May 2018 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Pope Francis’ naming of Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I as cardinal is a gift to the Chaldean Catholic church, which has been struggling in the face of terrorism, said an Iraqi archbishop.  Read more...
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20 May 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 29, giving the red cardinal’s hat to the papal almoner, the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, among others.  Read more...
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18 May 2018 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committee echoed Pope Francis in calling for reconciliation and peace in the Holy Land amid ongoing violence between Israel and Palestinians.  Read more...
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17 May 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Diplomats have a duty to uphold human rights for all people, especially those fleeing their countries due to war, poverty and environmental challenges, Pope Francis told new ambassadors to the Vatican.  Read more...
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17 May 2018 – Called “Christians Can’t Survive Without You,” the campaign reflects a growing plea   Read more...
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16 May 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a time when the world is mired in conflicts, religious leaders have a duty to show that it is possible to set aside differences and work together for the common good, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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16 May 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Warning that violence will never bring peace, Pope Francis urged all sides to do all they can to foster dialogue in the Middle East.   Read more...
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14 May 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican has given its permission for the opening of the sainthood cause of an Iraqi priest and three deacons who were murdered by armed gunmen in Mosul.  Read more...


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