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VATICAN - UN
Pope: Middle East and human trafficking focus of meeting with UN Assembly President
The importance of reconciliation between communities that comprise the various societies and respect for the rights of ethnic and religious minorities. The role that the UN General Assembly could take in programs for the sustainable development agenda after 2015.
10/10/2010 VATICAN – MIDDLE EAST
The Synod to support the Churches of the Middle East and the universal mission, Pope says
Benedict XVI presides over the Special Assembly, which opened today. Communion and witness by Christians must be reinforced by strengthening ties between Christian Churches and the dialogue with Jews and Muslims. However, the region’s Christians must be able to live “with dignity in their homeland” with religious freedom, peace and justice. Everyone must contribute, the international community; religions, so that they can reject violence; and the Universal Church, so that the faithful can “feel the joy of living in the Holy Land.”
27/02/2013 VATICAN - MIDDLE EAST
Young Christians from Middle East thank Benedict XVI for supporting their vocation
Johanna, a young Egyptian seminarian, and Fr. Isa, a Palestinian priest from Bethlehem; owe their vocation to the figure of Benedict XVI. With his encyclicals, his letters and his journey to the Holy Land he was an example of the presence of Christ, not only among Christians but also between Muslims and Jews.
06/06/2010 VATICAN - MIDDLE EAST
Fr. Samir: Christians together, the small flock and hope in the Middle East
A masterful commentary of the Instrumentum Laboris made public by Benedict XVI in Cyprus. The urgent issues for Christians in the Middle East (survival, emigration, immigrant Asian Christians, religious freedom): unity with orthodox witness in the Jewish and the Islamic worlds, shaping contemporary society in modernity and peace.
19/01/2010 VATICAN-MIDDLE EAST
Churches of the Middle East: witnesses of Jesus in a world with more shadows than lights
The working document of the Synod for the Middle East outlines the situation of Christians in the region and their future prospects. Life in Muslim countries as non-citizens, and while political Islam is growing. The need for ecumenical dialogue. The difficulties of Christians living in Arab countries and relations with the Jewish world.
Bechara Rahi speaks about the Arab uprisings and US plans
The Maronite patriarch warns of the possibility that uprisings might lead to fundamentalist regimes and divide the Arab world into confessional states. He is also concerned that the destabilisation of Syria might have consequences for Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.
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