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Archbishop Pizzaballa said ‘wars and the way of force have not been able to bring peace and justice’

Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo asked people to approach the ‘shattered city as if we were coming to the stable in Bethlehem’

Fragile countries have collapsed into civil war and flailing politicians have proved incapable of stopping the mayhem

A vigil Mass that was due to take place at the monastery had been moved to a different church

The papal nuncio to Syria delivered a letter from the Pope calling for ‘international humanitarian law to be fully respected’

Bishop organised the raising of millions of dollars to pay ransom to the Islamic extremists

Christian minorities across the world are facing a deadly new ‘hyper-extremism’. There is only one way to ensure their survival

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The Bishop of Clifton said that violence against civilians can never be justified

Holy Father creates 17 new cardinals from 11 nations