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Pope Calls for International Attention to Middle East

Date: 06/07/2010

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI called for an "urgent international effort" to bring peace to the Middle East, especially for the region's dwindling Christian population, in a Mass on Sunday (June 6) at the end of a three-day visit to Cyprus. Quoting from a working paper prepared for a summit of Middle East bishops in Rome in October, he predicted the continued Israeli occupation of Palestin ...

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