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Syrian refugee children covered with dust arrive at the Jordanian border with Syria (CNS)

Catholics ‘should express openness and welcome to refugees’, says Archbishop Joseph Kurtz

A Syrian man carries a child on arrival in Greece (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Archdiocese is seeking to raise $3 million to fund the settlement of refugees

'Revolution' - not a popular word in Saudi Arabia

National Geographic issue not allowed for ‘cultural reasons’

A Syrian man carries a child wrapped in a thermal blanket as they arrive on Greece. Millions are displaced (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

We hope they can have a future, vicar-general says

Syrian refugee children scream as they sit in front of Macedonian riot police at the Greek-Macedonian border (CNS)

According to the BBC, more than 350,000 migrants have crossed into Europe in 2015

Syrian refugees who have made it Europe. Many have not been so lucky (AP)

Our response to such images could lead to more future misery

Syrian refugees and other migrants in Greece. Millions have fled the war-torn country (AP)

‘Tsunami’ of emigration threatens the future of the Church there

The bishop was beatified on Saturday

Bishop Melki was beheaded a century ago for refusing to convert

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”

The Monastery of Mar Elian before and after its destruction by ISIS fighters

The monastery of Mar Elian, destroyed by ISIS, was a beacon of inter-faith co-operation