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The civil war continues to rage in Syria and fears are growing for the safety of Jesuit Father Paolo Dall'Oglio  (Photo: CNS)

Foreign Minister says “it seems Father Dall’Oglio has been kidnapped by an Islamist group”

Residents rummage through the damage and debris left of their homes in Aleppo (CNS)

Archbishop Mario Zenari says Vatican is unable to confirm reported kidnapping of Italian Jesuit priest

Pope Francis (CNS)

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Fr Murad, who was murdered by rebels in Syria

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Christians are caught in the crossfire (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi, File)

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A file photo of a damaged convent north of Damascus (AP)

Attacker blew himself up outside the Greek Orthodox Virgin Mary church

Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, head of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, spoke to Vatican Radio about the killing of Father Francois Murad ( CNS)

Father Francois Murad killed in north Syria near the Turkish border

Pope Francis attends a meeting with Jewish leaders yesterday (AP)

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The Assad regime has its supporters (Muzaffar Salman/AP/Press Association Images)

There are no good guys in the Syrian conflict; people can only choose the lesser of evils

The Pope greets a girl after this morning's general audience (AP)

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