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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

A Syrian fighter sits next to two food containers and a mirror in Douma, Syria  (CNS)

Pope Francis was speaking after the recitation of the Angelus prayer in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Site of airstrike in Aleppo on July 25 (CNS)

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

Displaced people receive aid on the outskirts of Shirqat, south of Mosul, Iraq (CNS)

Christian minorities from Iraq and Syria left feeling ‘betrayed’ as humanitarian assistance fails to reach them

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

Syrian refugee child Ali from Aleppo, works at a clothing workshop in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey (AP)

The Community Sponsorship scheme allows groups, such as churches, to help integrate refugees into Britain

Christians make up 10 percent of Egypt's  population. Many say they have experienced persecution (PA)

Sectarian violence against Christians has recently peaked in the south of the country

Egyptian military police stand guard at the Almaza military airport in north Sinai (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Officials say a priest was gunned down while walking in the city of el-Arish

Lebanese army soldiers patrol as a Red Cross member walks near the site where suicide bomb attacks took place (CNS)

The attack near the Syrian border killed five people and wounded nearly 30 more

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