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A Syrian child stands barefoot outside a tent at a camp in Lebanon  (CNS photo/Brooke Anderson)

An Assyrian Christian couple who fled to Lebanon tell their story

Christian Iraqi women pray during a Mass at the Maronite Catholic Cathedral of the Resurrection in Rabieh, east of Beirut (CNS)

Maronite Catholic bishops issue statement following a special synod held last week

Kurdish soldiers in Kobani, Syria (Photo: PA)

The conflict is not the West’s fault. But Syria will not reach a solution on its own

Melkite Patriarch Gregoire III Laham (CNS)

Patriarch Laham says the Middle East is suffering a ‘Way of the Cross’ in Lenten message

A delegation of Australian bishops to Lebanon and Iraq distribute gifts to refugees ahead of Christmas at Caritas Lebanon (CNS)

Australian bishops say they have seen ‘Christ reborn again’ among refugees in Lebanon and Iraq

Syrian refugees rest while cooking a meal at an informal settlement in Lebanon (CNS)

If opposing factions fight themselves to a standstill in Syria a power-sharing deal might be the result

Baron Albrecht von Boeselager

The Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta discusses the dangers of providing aid in a volatile age

Pope Francis blesses Meriam Ibrahim yesterday (via @bettapique)

A guide to the harder-to-grasp aspects of Catholic news stories

People grieve at the coffins of two Christian brothers killed in Mosul (CNS)

The long tradition of the presence of Christians in the Middle East is nearly at an end

Archbishop Francis A. Chullikatt

Papal nuncio to the UN tells panel Church has helped “refugees for centuries and will always do it”