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  • mixed blessings,aug 1 2012


  • 8/1/2012 12:00 AM

  • Terra Santa

    Nazareth: a restoration project in the cave adjoining that of the Annunciation

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    Latin patriarchate of Jerusalem

    Reflections and observations on the situation in Syria

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    Forty young people to the discovery of Palestine

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    Haaretz

    The Jewish converts who sparked the Vatican’s bid to end church anti-Semitism

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    Terra Santa

    Nazareth: a restoration project in the cave adjoining that of the Annunciation, Aug. 01

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    … earlier cleaning project 2010, a new project to study and restore a 4th-5th century fresco is now under way... by two restorers from Rome, Tiziana dell’Omo and Lucia Di Paolo, coordinated by the University of Florence and the Franciscan architects of the Custody of the Holy Land.

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    Latin patriarchate of Jerusalem

    Reflections and observations on the situation in Syria, by Patriarch Gregory III Laham, july 31

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    …24-point text containing “observations and reflections” on the situation in Syria.… the Syrians, because of their long history, remain experts in conviviality … expect that the ministry of reconciliation, especially created by Mussalaha, succeeds in its mission …the division of the Arab world …is the cause of the absence of a just and comprehensive solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This conflict is the foundation and the first cause of most disasters, crises and wars in the Arab world. … is the primary cause of the exodus of Christians …Do not separate us from our Arab community environment, nor from our Muslim community environment. … European brothers: do not mask your interests behind your zeal for Christians!

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    Forty young people to the discovery of Palestine, july 31

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    ... from the Palestinian diaspora, were found in their homeland, July 6-21, 2012….Composed of 41 young Christians and Muslims from 13 U.S. states and four other countries – Australia, Canada, France, England ... parents were natives of and came from Haifa, Jericho, Hebron, Jerusalem, Jaffa , Birzeit, Gaza, Ramallah, and 20 other towns ... in historic Palestine.

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     Haaretz

    The Jewish converts who sparked the Vatican’s bid to end church anti-Semitism, by john Connelly, aug 01

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    The effort to break the silence on Jews did not begin in the 1960s...Under the shadow of Nazism, Catholics had begun ... three decades earlier... From outposts in Austria and Switzerland...  formulate Catholic arguments against anti-Semitism under the shadow of Nazism ...mostly had not been born Catholic. ... converts, many of them from Jewish families... by recognizing the legitimacy; they helped bring down a wall separating Jews and Christians.

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