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VATICAN - MIDDLE EAST
Synod for the Middle East:proclaim the Gospel in Muslim countries
The Instrumentum laboris in preparation calls for the same freedoms for Christians that Muslims enjoy in announcing Islam. Vatican proposal of "two peoples, two states” for Israel and Palestine. Response also from the Jewish world. Three cardinals among presidents.
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.
13/11/2010 VATICAN - ISRAEL
Archbishop Bustros clarifies his words about Israel and the Promised Land
During the Synod for the Middle East controversy was sparked between Israel and the Holy See over words pronounced by the Melkite bishop at a press conference. The bishop said that he was referring to the claim of the settlers to build on Palestinian land because they are part of biblical Israel.
10/12/2009 VATICAN - MIDDLE EAST
Fr. Samir: Disappearance of Churches of the Middle East, a tragedy for Christians and Muslims
The Synod of the Churches in the Middle East called by the pope for October 2010, will seek to highlight their difficult external situation and many internal problems. The biggest plague is emigration, which erases the mission of Christians. If Christians disappear from the Middle East, it will also create problems for Islam.
Synod: Rosen, relationship between Christians and Jews better, but not entirely resolved
In his speech, the rabbi says that Israel should worry about the situation of Christians, especially Palestinians. The impact of John Paul II’s journey and Benedict XVI teaching on Jews.
Synod: Muslims must defend Christians in Middle East
The interventions of Muhammad Al-Sammak (Lebanon) and Ayatollah Ahmadabad centred on the role of Christians in the region, and the importance of their presence.
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