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Syrian artist Essa Neima in his studio in Washington (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Essa Neima was inspired to paint after the murder of his friend, Fr Frans van der Lugt

Maggie Gobran, known as "Mama Maggie," places a new slipper on a girl's foot (PA)

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Dutch Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt chats to civilians in Homs, Syria (CNS)

A most annoying martyr

Fr Frans van der Lugt, who was shot dead by Islamists a year ago in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, was a man of unbelievable energy, stubbornness and courage

Dutch Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt who was killed in Syria in April (CNS)

Like Fr van der Lugt, Fr William Doyle made the ultimate sacrifice

Dutch Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt chats to civilians in Homs, Syria (CNS)

Dutch Jesuit priest in Homs killed

Fr van der Lugt had chosen to stay in beseiged, starving city

Pope Francis at this morning's general audience (AP)

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Fr van der Lugt

The murdered priest successfully highlighted the suffering of Syrians in a western media that has grown tired of the conflict

A boy pushes a pram past destroyed buildings in Homs (Photo: CNS)

News comes as thousands prepare to be evacuated during a pause in fighting

Balloons frame Pope Francis at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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