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Topic: Syria

Syrian nuns moved to rebel-held town

The 12 nuns have been moved from Maaloula to the nearby town of Yabroud

Pope Francis calls on Catholics to pray for nuns kidnapped in Syria

Pope makes plea during general audience in St Peter’s Square

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Syrian bishop says nuns’ kidnapping has shocked Christians

Five nuns were snatched from the Orthodox Monastery of Santa Tecla near Damascus

Pope Francis discusses ongoing war in Syria with Vladimir Putin

Peace in the Middle East top of the agenda as Pontiff welcomes Russian President to the Vatican

Christianity in the Middle East faces extinction, says Government minister

Exodus is on a biblical scale, says Baroness Warsi

Vatican embassy in Syria damaged by mortar strike

No casualties reported after apostolic nunciature in Damascus hit by rocket on Tuesday morning

Despite dangers, Church will always assist world’s refugees, says prelate

Papal nuncio to the UN tells panel Church has helped “refugees for centuries and will always do it”

Syrian Christians targeted by outsiders, says bishop

Bishop Melki says he fears that the situation of Syria will become like that in Iraq

Pope says Church should face wayward members like a merciful mother

Francis elaborates on ‘Church as mother’ theme during general audience