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Topic: Middle East

Pope Francis and King of Jordan say negotiation is “the only option” for Syria

Pope Francis met King Abdullah II and Queen Rania at the Vatican

Is there a moral case for a punitive intervention in Syria? One minute I think there is; and then I am not so sure…

Whatever we do, the people of Syria will remain victims of one of the most murderous political criminals—and also of the weakest international leadership—of modern times

What future is there for the Middle East’s minorities?

European history offers a chilling precedent

Pope Francis calls for ‘wisdom and peace’ in Middle East

Pontiff makes plea during morning Mass homily

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Pakistani Christian leader: death threats won’t stop me speaking out

Shahbaz Bhatti, the first Christian to hold a cabinet post in Pakistan, vows to continue opposing blasphemy law despite threats

Egypt withdraws ambassador after Pope’s appeal for Christians

Vatican foreign minister met the ambassador yesterday hours after she was called back to Cairo

Death and destruction will not have the final word

It is hard to fathom the brutality of Sunday’s church massacre

It’s hardly anti-Semitic to say that Palestinians have been treated unjustly

Middle East bishops had a right to speak up for Palestinians at the Synod

Middle Eastern Christians must pull together

The timing of the Middle East Synod is unfortunate