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Extrats from the Preparatory Document and from the Pope's Speeches    
Intervention of Mons. Kurt KOCH, Archbishop-Bishop Emeritus of Basel, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity (VATICAN CITY)
Communion and witness: appearing in the title for the Synod of Bishops are two key concepts of Christian ecumenism, making reference to two  
Intervention of H. Em. Mar Gregoios Yohanna IBRAHIM, Metropolitan of Alep (SYRIA)
Message of the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches:

It is an honor and a privilege far the Word Council of
Intervention of H. Exc. Michael LANGRISH, Bishop of Exeter (UNITED KINGDOM)
I bring Greetings from His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury. We are mindful of the emigration of Christians in much of the Middle East and of the  
Intervention of H. Exc. Shahan SARKISSIAN, Bishop of Alep, Primate of the Armenians in Syria (SYRIA)
In “Christianity at the Crossroads in the Middle East”, published in 1981, His Holiness Aram 1st already expressed himself in these terms: “The  
Intervention of H. Em. Mar Gregoios Yohanna IBRAHIM, Metropolitan of Alep (SYRIA)
First of all His Eminence Gregorios presented the greetings from His Beatitude the Patriarch to His Holiness Benedict XVI, and expressed his wish  
Intervention of Mons. Paul Nabil EL-SAYAH, Archbishop of Haifa and Holy Land of the Maronites, Patriarchal Exarch of the Patriarchate of Antioch of the Maronites (ISRAEL)
The ecumenical question in the Middle East in general, and in the Holy Land in particular, has become one of the most important challenges for the  
Intervention of Mons. Francesco COCCOPALMERIO, Titular Archbishop of Celiana, President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts (VATICAN CITY)
For clerical reasons, I must speak to you about Eastern Canon Law and thus also about the Code of Canons for the Eastern Churches. I do so willingly,  
“Historical Responsibilities”
The Anglican representative to the Middle East Synod, Bishop Michael Langrish, told the gathering on Friday the Church of England is committed to  
Synod: bishops warn of campaign to drive Christianity from Iraq
Ecumenical and interreligious dialogue were the focus Friday morning during the 8th General Congregation of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East.  
Intervention of Mons. Youhanna GOLTA, Titular Bishop of Andropoli, Curia Bishop of Alexandria of the Copts (EGYPT)
Relationships with the Orthodox Churches in my country:
They are our roots, our ancestors, they were the ones who fought to defend Christian faith and
Intervention of Rev. F. José RODRÍGUEZ CARBALLO, General Minister of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor (ITALY)
In the year 1218 St Francis of Assisi departed for the East. In Damietta he met with Sultan Malek al Kamil. In the manner of the crucified, the poor  
Intervention of Mons. Jean Benjamin SLEIMAN, Archbishop of Babylon of the Latins (IRAQ)
My intervention relates to no. 55 of the .I.L which says: In inter-ecclesial relations among Catholics, this communion is manifested in each country  
Intervention of Mons. Salim SAYEGH, Patriarcal Vicar of Jerusalem of the Latins for Jordan (JERUSALEM)
Among the problems facing the Church in the Middle East, we have to mention that of the sects, which causes great doctrinal confusion. Our era is  
Intervention of Mons. Shlemon WARDUNI, Titular Bishop of Anbar of the Chaldeans, Curia Bishop of Babylon of the Chaldeans (IRAQ)
We thank His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI who invited us to this meeting and who is working with us and accompanying us to achieve positive and  
Intervention of Mons. Louis SAKO, Archbishop of Kerkuk of the Chaldeans, Patriarchal Administrator of Sulaimaniya of the Chaldeans (IRAQ)
Liturgical reformation based upon sacred scripture, but also the patristics and pastoral demands of today. Otherwise our faithful will go looking for  
Synod: Holy Land must not become open-air museum
Work continued behind closed doors on the third day of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East. Wednesday morning saw the first session of the  
Intervention of Mons. Boutros MARAYATI, Archbishop of Alep of the Armenians (SYRIA)
The ecumenical movement is going through a real crisis, the best proof of this is the bad situations facing the Churches of the Middle Eastern  
Special programme announced in conjunction with Middle East Synod
The Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Middle East begins on October 10th.

During the meeting, a special program of events looking at the
Unity of Eastern Churches the Priority for October Synod
(23 July 10 – RV)  The Synod on the Churches of the Middle East to be held in the Vatican in October will be an opportunity to shed light on the  
Pope Benedict Welcomes Orthodox Cooperation in Middle East Synod
(28 June 10 – RV) First Vespers of the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, presided over by Pope Benedict XVI, will be celebrated at the Basilica of  

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