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A team of volunteers from Caritas Iraq made a visit to the juvenile reformatory prison on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr and met its detainees teenagers. Credits: Caritas Iraq

A team of volunteers from Caritas Iraq made a visit to the juvenile reformatory prison on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr and met its detainees teenagers. Credits: Caritas Iraq

The first Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops will take place in Rome from 10 to 24 October. Caritas hopes the Synod can build bridges between faiths in a region wracked by conflict.

Caritas will be represented at this event by representatives from the Middle East, sharing their practical experience in this fragile region.

Read more on the Synod and Caritas:

Interview with Joseph Farah, President of Caritas MONA: Middle East: a testing ground for the spirit of reconciliation

Interview with Naguib Khouzam, General Supervisor of Caritas Egypt’s SETI Centre and Professor of Educational Psychology at Ain Shams University: Foster quality and transparency in charity work

Caritas press release: Synod for Middle East can bring communities together

Lesley-Anne Knight speech to Caritas MONA Regional Forum July 2010:  (Middle East and North Africa) Implications for Caritas of the Instrumentum Laboris of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops

Joseph Farah speech to Caritas MONA Regional Forum July 2010: Opening address

Conclusions: http://blog.caritas.org/2010/10/25/reflections-on-middle-east-synod/