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The vehicles were used to transport the Pontiff during his visit to Poland in July

Peaceful people gather to pray for peace – it won’t sway those in favour of violence

Christian militias are merely defending villages from an enemy that will show no mercy. But in doing so they must make dangerous choices

Catholic peer meets President Assad

Lord Hylton was part of a delegation that met Bashar al-Assad during a week-long trip to the country

Retweeting and changing your profile picture feeds the beast of social media but really changes very little

Patriarch Aphrem II of the Syriac Orthodox Church has urged Western governments to tighten border controls to curb movement of terrorists

Cafod is amongst the aid agencies unable to enter the Syrian city because of heavy fighting

The Church needs a better response to the Sunni-Shia war and and global poverty

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Only 40,000 Christians are left in Aleppo, according to reports