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Pope Francis has delivered a video message to help launch Caritas Internationalis’s Syria: Peace is Possible campaign

The attack near the Syrian border killed five people and wounded nearly 30 more

The bishops released a statement at the conclusion of their synod in which they rejected a partitioning of the Middle East

Three people were killed in north-east Syria, when the bomber attacked an event, which marked the massacre of Christians more than a century ago

Nine refugees, including three children, arrived from the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday

Pope Francis sent a message of support ahead of the opening of the Pan-Orthodox Council

The joint Day of Prayer for Peace, sponsored by Aid to the Church in Need, is one of several initiatives to promote peace in the troubled country

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At the end of his weekly general audience, the Pope referred to a string of attacks to hit ‘beloved Syria’

Fr Alsabagh says all but the poorest have escaped the city and an ‘eerie silence, like a cemetery’, fills the streets