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Nigeria: Catholic Church Suspends Sign of Peace

Due to ebola: Nigeria Catholic churches in Lagos have suspended the ‘sign of peace’ where the congregations shake hands during mass. While some Anglican churches have suspended handshakes during communion due to the spread of Ebola. The Archbishop of Lagos … Continue reading

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Tone Down The Peace

In an effort to insure a more sober ritual, the Vatican has urged bishops to clamp down on singing, moving around and other casual expressions of affection when the sign of peace is exchanged during Mass. The Congregation for Divine … Continue reading

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Praying for Peace, Prepared for War

In light of the collapsed truce in Gaza, and Hamas’ kidnapping of an IDF soldier, Rabbi Eckstein recalls Psalm 120 when he looks at the reality of an enemy committed to war, even while Israel longs and prays for peace: … Continue reading

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Vatican: Prayer Meeting Between Pope, Israel and Palestinian Leaders To Be Held

. Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will join Pope Francis for an afternoon of prayer at the Vatican on June 8, the Vatican said Thursday. In a brief statement, the Vatican said both sides accepted the … Continue reading

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Pope’s Doves Mauled

Viciously by a gull and a crow. This must be some sort of a sign. The two doves were set upon straight after being released by children standing next to Pope Francis at the Vatican. Two white doves released by children … Continue reading

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There’s No Appeasing These People…

Abbas: Will Not Recognize Israel as Jewish State; Palestine Capital Must Be E. Jerusalem for Peace: Mahmoud Abbas said in a speech to supporters this past weekend that he will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state and he will … Continue reading

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Almighty Eternal God, Hear the Cries of the People of Syria…

A Prayer for the People of Syria Almighty eternal God, source of all compassion, the promise of your mercy and saving help fills our hearts with hope. Hear the cries of the people of Syria; bring healing to those suffering … Continue reading

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Global Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in Syria: 7 September

Pope Francis: Brothers and sisters, I have decided to proclaim for the whole Church on 7 September next, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle … Continue reading

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Jerusalem’s Status Is Key To Peace Talks’ Outcome

As Israeli and Palestinian negotiators prepare for preliminary talks in Washington on Monday (July 29), the future of Jerusalem — holy to three faiths — looms as the thorniest and most difficult issue to resolve. Rest here.  

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