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In visit to Kurdistan, U.S. bishop hears priorities of Iraqi Christians

By Dale Gavlak Catholic News Service AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — After meeting with church leaders in northern Iraq, a U.S. bishop said he will advocate differently for Iraqi religious minorities. Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, told Catholic … Continue reading

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U.S. doctors, nurses treat Syrian refugees for free in Jordan

By Dale Gavlak Catholic News Service MAFRAQ, Jordan (CNS) — American doctors and nurses on a medical mission to Jordan are performing badly needed surgeries and other medical treatment free of charge to thousands of Syrian refugees who can no … Continue reading

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In Holy Land visit, bishops see problems related to Israeli settlements

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service TENT OF NATIONS, West Bank (CNS) — Bishops from Europe and North America lauded this 100-year-old hilltop family farm southwest of Bethlehem as an example of the nonviolent resistance needed to oppose Israeli expansion … Continue reading

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Bishops visiting Holy Land: Christians must oppose Israeli settlements

By Catholic News Service JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christians have a responsibility to oppose the construction of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, said bishops from the U.S., Canada and Europe. “This de facto annexation of land not only undermines the rights … Continue reading

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Working with Iraqi refugees stretches, strengthens priest’s faith

By Dale Gavlak Catholic News Service MARKA, Jordan (CNS) — Working with displaced Iraqi Christians has stretched and strengthened the faith of a priest who came to Jordan as a refugee. Father Khalil Jaar said the Iraqi Christians, who escaped … Continue reading

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Europe’s Catholic, Orthodox leaders say they’ll stand against terrorism

By Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service OXFORD, England (CNS) — Catholic and Orthodox leaders have pledged to stand together against fundamentalism and terrorism, as well as resisting forces working to erode and destroy religious belief in Europe. “Terrorist violence against … Continue reading

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English bishop: Speaking about sexual morality like talking to alcoholic

By Catholic News Service LONDON (CNS) — Trying to preach sexual morality in Britain has become “like arguing with an alcoholic” because of the angry reaction in the face of reason, an English bishop said. “After a while, they won’t … Continue reading

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