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Syrian refugees in Jordan. Millions are displaced (CNS)

Maronite leader appeals to worldwide faithful for help

Bangladeshi social activists hold a banner displaying a portrait of blogger and author Ananta Bijoy Das during a protest who was murdered last month (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Catholics must stick up for atheists

Atheists share with Christians the plight of being persecuted worldwide for their convictions. They must unite to demand the freedom to follow their beliefs – whatever they may be

Syrian refugee children at the Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan form the word "Syria"  (CNS photo/Muhammad Hamed, Reuters)

Region’s Christian leaders choose to meet in Damascus to show their solidarity

An Assyrian woman prays at a church in Damascus at a Mass for Christians abducted by ISIS (Photo: CNS)

La Croix says kidnapping follows series of atrocities in newly captured town

The ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, now under Islamic State control (Photo: CNS)

Islamic State militants have been pushed back from villages dotting the Khabur River

A boy carries belongings as he walks on the rubble of damaged buildings in Aleppo, Syria (CNS)

Sister Annie Demerjian has described the killing of members of a Christian family after shells hit their home

Camel riders pass stone pillars, a relic of the Roman Empire, in the desert city of Palmyra, central Syria (PA)

The grave threat to Palmyra should cause a collective shudder in all who love our heritage

Syrians in Aleppo clear the streets after shelling (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Audo says that almost everyone would leave Aleppo if they could

Members of the Missionaries of Charity (CNS)

The Missionaries of Charity have a great hunger for spiritual and theological nourishment

Syrian artist Essa Neima in his studio in Washington (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Essa Neima was inspired to paint after the murder of his friend, Fr Frans van der Lugt