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Pope urges union of faith and charity in Middle East

Jun 21, 2013 - 01:00 pm .- Considering the plight of Christians in Syria and across the Middle East, Pope Francis advised aid agencies for Christians in the region to ground their work in prayer and the sacraments.

US called on to support two-state solution in Palestine

Jan 29, 2013 - 12:03 am .- A group of 30 Christian, Muslim, and Jewish religious leaders signed a statement urging the Obama administration to work for a “viable two-state peace agreement” in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Syrian conflict could worsen Christian exodus

Jan 4, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Fighting in Syria continues to put pressure on the minority Christian population, leading to fears that more Syrians will join the many Christians who have already left the Middle East.      

Iranian pastor's Christmas arrest worries religious liberty advocates

Jan 2, 2013 - 06:15 pm .- A Christian pastor who spent nearly three years in an Iranian prison for his religious conversion was reportedly arrested again on Christmas Day, contrary to a previous agreement.

US bishop calls for nuclear negotiations with Iran

Dec 20, 2012 - 02:20 am .- The U.S. bishops’ leader on international peace issues said that dialogue is the path to a peaceful resolution of nuclear concerns between the United States and Iran.

Bishops' delegation says international support critical for Syrian refugees

Nov 2, 2012 - 01:30 pm .- A delegation from the U.S. bishops’ conference that recently visited the Middle East believes that the Syrian refugee crisis is getting worse and that without increased aid to surrounding countries it could become a disaster.

Vatican condemns Beirut car bomb attack

Oct 19, 2012 - 01:13 pm .- The Vatican’s spokesman is condemning the car bomb attack in Beirut which killed a leading Lebanese security official and seven other people while wounding dozens.

Pope sending Cardinal Dolan on peace mission to Syria

Oct 17, 2012 - 04:41 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York will be part of a papal delegation to Syria that will voice “fraternal solidarity” with the Syrian people and encourage peace amid the country’s violent conflict.

Catholic bishop supports girl shot by Taliban

Oct 11, 2012 - 09:10 am .- A Catholic bishop in Pakistan has voiced “sympathy and solidarity” towards Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Muslim activist critically injured by Taliban gunmen who said they shot her for her advocacy of girls’ education and Western culture.

Catholics decry Muslim violence in Libya, Middle East

Sep 15, 2012 - 07:01 am .- Catholic leaders and scholars have denounced the violence that killed a U.S. ambassador and several other Americans in Libya, as well as ongoing clashes throughout the Middle East.

Benedict XVI: fundamentalism a 'falsification' of religion

Sep 14, 2012 - 05:07 pm .- Pope Benedict described fundamentalism as “a falsification of religion,” which goes against its true purpose as “an invitation to share God’s peace throughout the world.”

Vatican condemns killing of US Ambassador in Libya

Sep 13, 2012 - 08:52 am .- The Vatican voiced its “firmest possible condemnation” of the fatal attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans including the ambassador to the country.

Pope Benedict urges Christians to be 'builders of peace' in Middle East

Sep 12, 2012 - 05:09 pm .- Only 48-hours before his Apostolic Visit to Lebanon begins, Pope Benedict XVI has called upon the Christians of the Middle East to help create peace in the troubled region.

Iranian pastor freed after three years, acquitted of apostasy charges

Sep 10, 2012 - 12:42 pm .- Amid continued pressure from the international community, Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has been released from an Iranian prison after nearly three years of facing the threat of execution for his religion.

Christians, Muslims to hold vigil as Lebanon papal visit approaches

Sep 10, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- Christians and Muslims will come together for a prayer vigil on Sept. 12 to invoke the protection of God and the Virgin Mary over Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming visit to the country this week.

Syrian bishop says civil war not the only option

Jun 21, 2012 - 02:03 am .- One of Syria's most senior Catholic bishops believes his country can still regain the path to peace and reform despite the armed revolt against President Bashar al-Assad now entering its 16th month.

Catholic Middle East expert believes Arab Spring is 'no more'

May 8, 2012 - 05:33 pm .- One of the Catholic Church’s leading experts on the Middle East says the Arab Spring is “no more.”

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