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Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, greets a young displaced Iraqi in Erbil (CNS photo/John E. Kozar, CNEWA)

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri also praised the ‘heroic’ service of priests

Melkite Catholic Bishop Nicholas Samra of Newton, Massachusetts (Photo: CNS)

Vatican lifts ban on married priests among Eastern Catholic churches in diaspora

Israeli President Shimon Peres, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople planting an olive tree in the Vatican Gardens (CNS)

Pope was speaking to coalition of funding agencies coordinated by Congregation for Eastern Churches

Archbishop Joseph E Kurtz (CNS)

Archbishop Kurtz and Archbishop Skurla confirmed to be joining leadership of Congregation