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Cardinal says commission to review Medjugorje claims

Cardinal Vinko Puljic of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, announced a commission would be formed to review the alleged Marian apparitions at Medjugorje and pastoral provisions for the thousands of pilgrims who visit the town each year.

Saudi Arabia said to be taking steps against extremism

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Vatican asks Syria to open borders to refugees, workers

As North American and European navies finished evacuating their nationals from Lebanon, a Vatican official pleaded with Syria to open its borders to refugees and to the international community to help foreign workers trapped in Lebanon.

Religious silence won’t mean peace, Pope Benedict says

In the name of peace, many people are tempted to think it is better not to speak about religion or their specific faith.

Mideast Church leaders pray for peace, dialogue

Catholic Church leaders prayed for peace and dialogue as Mideast violence escalated, and churches and local government buildings opened their doors to the displaced.

Valencia prelate says families are in a new ‘stage’

A new stage has begun: that of the evangelized and evangelizing family, says the archbishop of Valencia.

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