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Roman Catholic Convent, Maronite Village Latest Targets of Vandals in Israel

April 10, 2014 News

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service - April 2014 JERSULALEM — A Catholic convent near Jerusalem and a largely Maronite village in Galilee were damaged in recent weeks as a two-year wave of vandalism directed at Christians and Muslims in Israel and the West Bank continued. In late March, anti-Christian and anti-American graffiti was scrawled on […]

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Austrian Roman Catholic Parishes handedover to Orthodox Churches

December 22, 2013 Featured News

22/12/13 Vienna Archdiocese defends giving churches to Orthodox. Catholic News Service Austria’s Vienna Archdiocese has defended its gifts of Catholic churches to Orthodox communities, as part of a current reorganization. “Our own church is receding in Vienna, whereas other Christian confessions are on the rise because of immigration,” Michael Pruller, the archdiocese spokesman, told Catholic […]

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Italian official says ‘it seems’ Italian Jesuit was kidnapped in Syria

August 7, 2013 News

Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service  7/8/13 Vatican: After more than a week with no word from Jesuit Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio, an Italian priest who worked for decades in Syria, Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said, “it seems he has been kidnapped by an Islamist group” that is a “local version of al-Qaida,” the terrorist group. Bonino […]

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Syria’s war creates havoc, priest’s whereabouts unknown, nuncio says

July 31, 2013 Featured News

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service – 31/7/13 VATICAN CITY – The war in Syria is like a factory churning out nothing but death, destruction and suffering, said Archbishop Mario Zenari, Vatican nuncio to Syria. Even though the Vatican was unable to confirm July 30 news reports that a Jesuit priest had been kidnapped in Syria, […]

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Syrian Christian refugees turn to churches for help

March 28, 2013 News

James Martone  Catholic News Service 28/3/13 ISTANBUL Churches and monasteries in Turkey are struggling to shelter a rising number of Syrian Christian refugees who are reluctant to seek help at government-run relief camps because of reported Muslim extremism, said a Catholic Relief Services staffer. Sleiman Saikali, program officer for the U.S. bishops’ relief and development agency, […]

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Orthodox Patriarch, Anglican leader to attend Vatican II celebration

September 19, 2012 News

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service 19/9/2012 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury will join Pope Benedict XVI’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury will attend the Mass […]

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Christians in Syria live in fear of persecution, say Roman Catholic officials

March 11, 2012 Featured News
Young Syrian refugees arrive into Qaa village in northern Lebanon March 4. As temperatures drop to near freezing in Lebanon, Caritas is working to find shelter for Syrian refugees, mostly women and children. (CNS photo/Afif Diab, Reuters)

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service 10/3/2012 JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christians in Syria live in fear of a repeat of persecution like was seen in Iraq, said officials of the Pontifical Mission for Palestine. “The same pattern like in Iraq is re-emerging, as Islamic militants are now kidnapping and killing Christians in Syria,” said Issam […]

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Iraqi Christians resettled in Canada look forward to quiet Christmas

December 16, 2011 News

By Catholic News Service 16/12/2011 EDMONTON, Alberta – Iraqi Ziyad Matti and his wife, Dalia Hikmat, have not had a proper Christmas in years. They are looking forward to a quiet, peaceful celebration of Christmas as the settle in their new country and learn their way around. The couple and their 1-year-old daughter, Kristel, arrived […]

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