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Nine-year-old Syrian refugees at a camp in Jordan (AP)

Bishop Declan Lang will lead a delegation of bishops from Europe, South Africa and North America later this month

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  on the campaign trail (AP)

Mrs Clinton said that the evidence now shows ISIS’s campaign is one of genocide

A Kurdish sniper looks at the rubble in the Syrian city of Kobani (AP)

The road back to peace

The Middle East is more polarised along religious lines than ever before. Yet recent history shows the region can return to the enlightened tolerance it once enjoyed

People attend the lighting of the Christmas tree on Manger Square in Bethlehem, West Bank,  (CNS)

Patriarch Twal has also urged people to show solidarity with victims of violence and terrorism

Indian Christians hold a candle light vigil after a fire destroyed the St Sebastian's Church in New Delhi, India, in 2014 (PA)

On its 50th anniversary, Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Freedom is more vital than ever

Cardinal Nichols, said that we must protect the vulnerable (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Specific use of force to protect the vulnerable is defensible, the cardinal said

David Cameron and President Francois Hollande shake hands after issuing a joint statement to the media at the Elysee Palace last week (AP)

Bombing alone will not stop ISIS

We have been bombing ISIS in Iraq for some time now, and it does not seem to have had any decisive effect

A ruined church in Syria  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Ten Assyrian Christians released by ISIS

The group are in good health after release negotiaited by church

An altar server prays alongside others during Mass in early April at a church in Baghdad, Iraq (Photo: CNS)

Patriarch Sako says law shows a ‘total disregard’ for the values of Iraqi civilisation

A resident waves to an overcrowded fishing boat carrying migrants arriving at the Greek island of Lesbos (CNS)

Those fleeing conflict remain undeterred by the worsening weather and colder autumn temperatures