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Pope Francis attends an interfaith peace gathering outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, Italy (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Peaceful people gather to pray for peace – it won’t sway those in favour of violence

A man carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo on April 28 (AP)

Cafod is amongst the aid agencies unable to enter the Syrian city because of heavy fighting

The Bulgarian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia (PA)

The Church needs a better response to the Sunni-Shia war and and global poverty

Site of airstrike in Aleppo on July 25 (CNS)

Only 40,000 Christians are left in Aleppo, according to reports

People gather on July 25 at a site hit by airstrikes in a rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria. (CNS)

About 300,000 people are believed to be in East Aleppo. No food or medical aid has been able to reach the rebel-held territory for several weeks

A Missionary of Charity reads a prayer in preparation for Mother Teresa's canonisation, beside her tomb in Calcutta (AP)

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Flowers at a makeshift memorial to Fr Hamel in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy (AP)

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Maronite Catholic bishops pose for a photo during their June 13-17 annual synod at Bkerke, the patriarchal seat north of Beirut, Lebanon (CNS)

The bishops released a statement at the conclusion of their synod in which they rejected a partitioning of the Middle East

A Christian neighbourhood in Aleppo (picture courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need)

Fr Alsabagh says all but the poorest have escaped the city and an ‘eerie silence, like a cemetery’, fills the streets

In this image made from video and posted online from Validated UGC, a Civil Defense worker carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria, last Thursday (Validated UGC via AP video)

Seeing refugees being resettled in Canada ‘hurts us a lot’, says Archbishop of Aleppo