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Cardinals to Meet for discussion of situation facing Christians in the Middle East

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Vatican Radio - published on 10/06/14

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A consistory for the causes of saints has been expanded to include a discussion of the situation facing Christians in the Middle East. The announcement was made by the Dean of the College of Cardinals during this morning’s meeting of the Extraordinary Synod. The change was made especially in light of the recent meeting of Apostolic Nuncios from the Middle East here in Rome.

All cardinals in Rome, including those here for the Synod, are invited to attend the Oct. 20 consistory. The principal relator at the consistory will be Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin.

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