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Topic: Middle East

US bishop says world must tackle ‘intolerable’ situation in Gaza

Bishops from US, canada and Europe visit the troubled area’s tiny Christian community

Pope to visit Holy Land on May 24

Francis makes announcement on 50th anniversary of Paul’s Jerusalem meeting

Pope Francis calls for full religious freedom in the Middle East

Pontiff holds two-hour private meeting with patriarchs and major archbishops of the Eastern Catholic churches

The so-called global war on Christians is a fiction

Persecution is a localised phenomenon rather than a truly global one

Archbishop Nichols meets Mahmoud Abbas to discuss Middle East peace process

Archbishop Nichols says Church ‘promotes a just peace for all in the Holy Land’

Pope Francis prays that Syria will escape ‘spiral of sorrow and death’

An estimated 100,000 people attend peace vigil in St Peter’s Square

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