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A man reacts as he carries a wounded girl who survived an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus (CNS photo/Bassam Khabieh, Reuters)

Maronite leader said survivors are praying, but added the bombings are “a kind of Russian roulette”

A blood-spattered poster of Jesus Christ is seen inside the the Coptic Christian Saints Church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria (CNS)

A meditation for the intentions of refugees and homeless families in the Middle East

A winter coat is removed from a baby in Syria before she is vaccinated (PA)

Archbishop says his people are ‘heroes of the faith’ but face a Christmas of anguish and neglect

Protesters call for the release of Asia Bibi in Lahore in 2010 (CNS)

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Security officials inspect the site of a bomb blast in Aleppo, Syria (CNS photo/SANA handout via Reuters)

Archbishop of Damascus says that Catholics say goodbye to each other after Mass, uncertain whether they will meet again