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Topic: Middle East

Caritas appeals for end to Gaza conflict after first Christian death

Israeli missile strike hit the house of Christian family in Gaza on Sunday

Holy Land still safe for pilgrims, says head of US tour operator

Conflict between Israel and Hamas has not stopped pilgrimages ‘functioning like normal’

The Explainer: can Pope Francis be the protector of persecuted Christians?

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

We must welcome Christians fleeing the Middle East to Britain

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

Pope Francis urges Christians in the Middle East to keep faith

Pope was speaking to coalition of funding agencies coordinated by Congregation for Eastern Churches

Pope Francis calls on Christians to pray for governments to help refugees

Also asks faithful to pray for Middle East during general audience

‘Violence cannot be defeated by violence,’ Pope tells young Palestinians

Francis was speaking during visit to the Deheishe Refugee Camp

Blog from the Holy Land: ‘The Pope is here so people remember us’

Tears and cheers as Pope Francis arrives by helicopter in Tel Aviv

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Tony Blair’s alliance with China and Russia is as immoral as it is naive

We cannot fight Islamism by siding with the forces of oppression