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Topic: Syria

Why Israelis think Pope Francis’s visit is good news

His role as peacemaker is underestimated, but crucial

Action is being taken to help Christians in the Middle East

A grassroots campaign is under way in the US to fight the oppression of religious minorities

Middle East patriarchs call for peace in Syria

Easter messages also offers prayers for people in Lebanon, Iraq and the Holy Land

David Cameron already is doing something for persecuted Christians – making their plight worse

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

Persecuted facing ‘way of the cross’ this Easter

Maronite archbishop of Damascus tells faithful: we are abandoned to Providence

Catholic Herald View: Fr Frans van der Lugt – one of the great Christian witnesses of our age

The murdered priest successfully highlighted the suffering of Syrians in a western media that has grown tired of the conflict

People are starving to death in Homs, say Syrian refugees

News comes as thousands prepare to be evacuated during a pause in fighting

The growing worldwide persecution of Christians shows that Samuel Huntington was right: if he was wrong, where are the protests from moderate Muslim opinion?

Predictions that after the end of the Cold War we would see a clash of civilisations between Islam and the West have been borne out by events

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Whisper a prayer of peace for Syria, says cardinal-designate

Cardinal-designate Nichols urges prayers ‘even [from] those who do not normally raise their hearts to God’