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Articles from Friday, August 11.
- Christian exodus from Holy Land causes worry | Many migrate to escape conflict and restrictions (Newhouse News Service)
- Archbishop to hold vigil for Middle East | The Archbishop of York, the second most senior cleric in the Church of England, is to camp inside his cathedral and forgo food for a week in solidarity with those caught up in the Middle East conflict. (Reuters)
- Muslims upset by Bush's remarks | They say his reference to 'Islamic fascists' intensifies U.S. hostility toward their religion. (Los Angeles Times)
- Local pastor answers call to Israel | With thousands of people fleeing to escape the combat zone of northern Israel, 27 U.S. Christians answered the call of a Charleston and Jerusalem-based organization to offer support to the soldiers and citizens of the war-stricken nation. (Rock Hill Herald, S.C.)
- Indonesians protest planned executions | Hundreds of Indonesian Christians rallied Thursday against plans to execute three Christian men convicted of leading a series of attacks on Muslims in eastern Indonesia. (Associated Press)
- Pope appeals for clemency for 3 Catholic militiamen | Pope Benedict XVI appealed for clemency Friday for three Catholic militiamen sentenced to death in Indonesia. (Associated Press)
- Plans to execute Christians decried | Men were convicted of leading attacks on Muslims in Indonesia (Associated Press)
- Indonesia to execute 3, igniting sectarian questions | Three men convicted in connection with riots that killed hundreds of people a few years ago are to be executed on Saturday, Indonesian officials said today, in a case marred by questions about their trial and stirring up the country's sectarian politics. (New York Times)
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