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Christians in the Middle East
Force alone cannot stop 'religious cleansing' in Mideast
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Christians, Muslims and Jews have struggled for hundreds of years to live peacefully alongside each other in the Middle East, "we have never seen the kind of 'religious cleansing' we are witnessing today," said the head of the region's Franciscans.
Pope asks for international action to help Iraq's persecuted Christians
Sunday, August 10, 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis asked Catholics around the world to pray for tens of thousands of Christians from villages in northeastern Iraq who were forced from their homes in the middle of the night by Islamic State militants.
CRS official: Gaza a 'complete catastrophe' on 'brink of collapse'
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) -- A top Catholic charity official described Gaza as a "complete catastrophe" after nearly four weeks of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant Hamas.

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