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Cafod is amongst the aid agencies unable to enter the Syrian city because of heavy fighting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The bishops released a statement at the conclusion of their synod in which they rejected a partitioning of the Middle East