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A man reacts as he carries a wounded girl who survived an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus (CNS photo/Bassam Khabieh, Reuters)

Maronite leader said survivors are praying, but added the bombings are “a kind of Russian roulette”

Aleppo [PA]

The operation took place over two months and amid great secrecy

The Monastery of Mar Sarkis in Maaloula, recently recaptured by the Syrian Army (CNS)

Britain’s foreign policy does nothing to help the persecuted Church

Dutch Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt chats to civilians in Homs, Syria (CNS)

Dutch Jesuit priest in Homs killed

Fr van der Lugt had chosen to stay in beseiged, starving city

Two of the nuns speak with journalists on the border with Lebanon earlier today (Kyodo)

Kidnapped Syrian nuns set free

Patriarch confirms women are unharmed after being taken by jihadis last December