Tag: Middle East

Journalist raised in Jerusalem says refugees take forgiveness to heart

Journalist raised in Jerusalem says refugees take forgiveness to heart

| Melenie Soucheray | March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Presentation part of St. Peter’s 130th anniversary — “Duc in Altum” — in North St. Paul

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Pope and Erdogan discuss Jerusalem, Mideast peace

Pope and Erdogan discuss Jerusalem, Mideast peace

| Carol Glatz | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Vatican Feb. 5 for a private discussion that included the status of Jerusalem and the need to achieve peace in the Middle East through dialogue and respect for human rights.

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Working locally for peace could have global impact

Working locally for peace could have global impact

| Father Erich Rutten | June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

This spring, I was given the great gift of a 10-week sabbatical in Jerusalem and Israel — the land of the Bible. It was absolutely amazing to walk in the places where Jesus walked. It was an enormous grace to be able to tangibly honor the sites of his ministry, death and resurrection.

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Vatican and the Middle East; papal trip expenses

Vatican and the Middle East; papal trip expenses

| Father Kenneth Doyle | August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. The pope will soon be visiting the United States and will speak about the treatment of the poor. Before his visit, many millions of dollars will probably be spent to pretty up the churches in three cities, as well as the surrounding areas.

Some time ago, the same thing happened in San Antonio. Whole neighborhoods were cleaned up just for the pope to drive through them. Could not this money be better spent for direct help to the poor and the homeless?

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Maronite Catholic patriarch to visit Twin Cities

Maronite Catholic patriarch to visit Twin Cities

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Maronite Catholic Patriarch Beshara Peter Rahi is in Minnesota Sept. 13 and 14, the Lebanese cardinal is likely to speak about the threat to Christians across the Middle East, in his homeland and elsewhere.

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Stick your head in water of Christ to find God’s Spirit all around you

Stick your head in water of Christ to find God’s Spirit all around you

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | March 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

I have watched the events in North Africa unfold over the past few months with a sense of awe and wonder. People who were, only months ago, resigned to live under authoritarian rule have suddenly found the courage to transcend their fear and found their voice to call for a better future.

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