For the past two weeks, John Allen has been in Rome covering the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East. Allen filed a range of stories in his time at the Synod, from describing the intricacies of ecumenical dialog to following the dangers of being a Christian in some of the most volatile areas of the world. You can find all of Allen's stories from the synod here.
- Interview with Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles
- Message from Iraq: 'Take our wealth, but leave us in peace'
- Want to help Middle East Christians? Reach out to U.S. Muslims
- Ecumenism a survival strategy in Middle East
- For Palestinian Christians, things 'not hopeless, yet not very promising'
- Beyond a 'tea and cookies' dialogue with Islam
- US bishop OK with married priests for Eastern churches, updated Oct. 15
- Israelis insist: Christians have it great in Jewish state
- In Middle East, democracy is the 'Great Jihad'
- Protests against 'Roman imperialism' at Middle East synod
- Will new Vatican office mean more belief, or more bureaucracy?
- Does benign neglect spell the 'Death of Christians of the East'?
- On Israel, synod walks line between criticism and bashing
- Religious freedom is synod's signature issue
- Beyond exodus, a Christian influx in the Middle East
- Pope sketches 'positive secularism' for Middle East
- Beyond a 'Darth Vader' view of secularism
- Middle East synod is unique, and here's why
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