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The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is launching a free, online course in March 2019 for individuals and institutions looking to broaden their knowledge of inter-religious dialogue as a tool...
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Syria reaches a grim anniversary in March: eight years of civil war. After half a million deaths, with 11.6 million people forced from home, what is daily life like inside Syria now? Caritas reports...
The Conference of Caritas Regional Office in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) titled, “Serving public good in the framework of plurality" continued its sessions on Thursday, February 28, at...
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“A special envoy of Pope Francis, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, laid the foundation stone of the Coptic Catholic Cathedral in Nasser city, west Assiut, in the presence of a huge crowd,” stated Bishop...
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