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A painting of Mary and the Christ Child is is seen in 2014 at the damaged St Thecla Orthodox monastery in the predominantly Christian town of Maaloula, Syria (CNS photo/Youssef Badawi, EPA)

Project is the ‘first concrete outcome’ of the Pope’s meeting with Patriarch Kirill

Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow launched Mary's Meals from his father's shed in Dalmally, Scotland

Pilot scheme will feed 1,000 children at school on outskirts of Beirut

Iraqi mothers hold up posters of their sons,  soldiers who were killed by ISIS militants (AP)

While ISIS’s reign of terror lasts, we must do what we can to stop them – starting with today’s debate

The House of Commons will debate the motion this afternoon (PA)

MPs to debate ISIS genocide definition

Fiona Bruce’s motion calls for the Government to involve the International Criminal Court via the UN

Pope Francis greets Syrian refugees he brought to Rome at Ciampino airport (CNS)

Francis brought three Syrian couples and their children back with him from the Greek island of Lesbos

Pope Francis meets refugees at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos (CNS)

Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos signed a joint declaration insisting the world ‘cannot ignore colossal humanitarian crisis’

Pope Francis waves before reciting the Regina Coeli prayer yesterday (AP)

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An Iraqi-Kurdish refugee family waits to be transferred from a makeshift camp at the port town of Skaramagkas, Greece.  (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)

Pope Francis will visit refugees on the island of Lesbos on Saturday

The damaged St Sarkis Church in Sadad, Syria (CNS)

Refugees making their way back to the city of Sadad more than two years after it was overrun by terrorists

A Syrian refugee girl in Turkey holds 
a picture of St Michael the Archangel (PA)

Flight of a million Christians

An aid mission to embattled Syria reveals that thousands more faithful are fleeing the country than had previously been thought