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  • Mixed Blessings - May 10, 2012


  • 5/10/2012 12:00 AM

  • WJC

    Benedict XVI welcomes first-ever Latin American Jewish delegation at Vatican

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    Custodia

    Pizzaballa at the seminar on christians in the Middle East in Brussels

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    Spero

    Arab Spring' has not brought democratization to Mideast

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    Imra

    10 years on from Nativity Church siege, deportees forgotten

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    Guardian

    What future for Tunisia's Jews? By Kouichi Shirayanagi, 9 May

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    The Muslim Brotherhood's presidential campaign falters in an evolving Egypt

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    Vaticaninsider

    The Pope and Mussolini

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    Catholic culture

    Vatican moving quickly to find successor for Ireland's embattled Cardinal Brady

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    WJC

    Benedict XVI welcomes first-ever Latin American Jewish delegation at Vatican, 10 May

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    Led by Latin American Jewish Congress (LAJC) President Jack Terpins, Jewish community leaders from 13 Latin American countries have been received in private audience by Pope Benedict XVI… Also present LauderDiker… Benedict XVI reaffirmed … 'Nostra aetate' delegation presented the pope with a book … 'Forty Years of History' … Lauder … relations … better than at any time … despite the occasional disagreement …

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    Custodia

    The Custos of the Holy Land F. Pierbattista Pizzaballa at the seminar on christians in the Middle East in Brussels, may 9

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    … "Christians in the Arab World: one year after the Arab Spring " conference organized by… Comece… Belgium…. significance … religious minorities… human rights… prospects … Also … Samir Nassar.

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    Spero

    Arab Spring' has not brought democratization to Mideast, May 09, By Martin Barillas

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    A seminar was held at the European Parliament … representatives of advocacy groups and churches … organized by representatives of the EP and ECR Commission of the (Catholic) Bishops Conferences of Europe. … Middle Eastern diplomats, and representatives from Aid to the Church in Need, Open Doors International, and Pew … barbarous incidents committed by several individuals … Berthold Pelster (Aid to the Church in Need), Esther Kattenberg (Open Doors International), Dr. Brian J Grim (Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life), Dr. Cornelius Hulsman (Editor of the Arab-West Report), Mgr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa (Custody of the Holy Land), Dr. Dimyanos Kattar (Formerly of Ministry of Financial Affairs, Lebanon), Mgr. Prof Piotr Mazurkiewicz (COMECE), and Mgr. Youssef Soueif (The Maronite Archbishop of Cyprus)….

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    Imra

    Wednesday2012

    10 years on from Nativity Church siege, deportees forgotten, May 9, By Jenny Baboun.

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    220 locals -- including around 40 priests and nuns -- took shelter in the church. … eight …killed …27 others injured…. sparked outrage in the Vatican … …deportees say they have been abandoned by the Palestinian Authority and all political factions…not been allowed to return to their families … exile reflected Palestinian indifference to the issue.

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    Guardian

    What future for Tunisia's Jews? By Kouichi Shirayanagi, 9 May

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    … Tunisia is now widely perceived as a model … oldest diaspora Jewish communities… in 1956… more than 100,000. Today it is less than 2%... This week…commemorating the death of Shimon Bar Yohai… the Hiloula … a barometer of expectations for the coming tourist season. … President Moncef Marzouki visited El Ghriba synagogue at Passover … this … missing … was any significant representative from the Islamist Ennahda party, which won the largest share of seats … mixed signals to Tunisian Jews… organised the visit of … Haniyeh. When he arrived … crowd shouted: "Kill the Jews! … president of the Tunisian Jewish community, has recently been campaigning against … Islamist groups publicly calling for the killing of Jews…

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    The Muslim Brotherhood's presidential campaign falters in an evolving Egypt, by Peter Beaumont, 10 May

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    Revolutions… are co-opted … one brand of authoritarianism and elite self-interest replaced by a new model…. elections a couple of weeks away… Egypt's most potent political organisation, the Muslim Brotherhood, the biggest winner in the parliament, appears to be struggling in the presidential campaign…. lack of personal appeal… more conservative and religious … desire for a return to some kind of political and economic stability … Salafists seek to change society …by activism at the bottom of the "pyramid". … Brotherhood … too centralising of power and … suspected of doing deals …

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    Vaticaninsider

    The Pope and Mussolini, GIACOMO GALEAZZI, may 10

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    “Mussolini did not kill Pius XI…. Jesuit historian Fr. Giovanni Sale, editor … Civiltà Cattolica, to Bruno Bartoloni… for Agence France PresseCorriere della Sera, in the book Le orecchie del Vatican (The Ears of the Vatican) (Mauro Pagliai... thesis, propounded by French cardinal Eugene Tisserant in his memoirs, … Montini, the future Pope Paul VI, was aware of the …. Holocaust in 1943… story of a Roman priest involved in white slavery.

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    Catholic culture

    Vatican moving quickly to find successor for Ireland's embattled Cardinal Brady? May 09

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    …coadjutor who will succeed … Brady … Although the cardinal has insisted that he will not bow to the public pressure for his resignation, he has asked the Vatican to appoint another bishop to assist him…

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