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The celebrations for the centenary of his death, which falls in 2016, start in Nazareth today. The Little Brothers recall how he witnessed the Armenian genocide at first hand, but still remained...
Al-Liqa' Center for Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land held a ceremonial meeting in Bethlehem on Friday, October 30, marking the 50th anniversary of the conciliar declaration Nostra...
Following the conclusion of the Fourteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, the Synod Fathers issued a statement in which they stated their wish to focus their...
The Peace and Friendship International Organization (PFIO) has launched "Think of Others" Campaign from the Latin Patriarchate School in Na'our under the patronage of the Catholic Center for Studies...
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