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Damascus, 2015. Syria approaches its fifth Christmas at war  (Kyodo)
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Christians face exile or ‘living under the shadow of Islam’, says Damascus cleric

A ruined church in Syria  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Ten Assyrian Christians released by ISIS

The group are in good health after release negotiaited by church

Bombs lie near a Russian war plane at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria (Photo: AP)

Patriarch Younan says the West have abandoned Christians in Syria

Bishop Richard Malone spoke out about the problem of pornography (AP Photo/David Duprey)

The bishops have said that the use of pornography is a mortal sin

Refugees from Syria and Iraq disembark on the Greek island of Lesbos (AP)

‘These refugees are fleeing terror themselves,’ said Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo

A lady becomes emotional after looking at the floral tributes and candles opposite the Bataclan theatre in Paris, after terror attacks killed at least 129 people in the city on Friday.

Assembly of Catholic Bishops of the Holy Land has called on the world ‘to stand united against terrorism’

'It may be the case that Mr Putin has entered the war in order to guarantee a place at the Peace Conference' (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Catholics are in desperate need of some moral clarity from the Church

Assyrians protesting in Lebanon after ISIS kidnapped 200 or so Christians. A number of them have now been freed (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

ISIS’s advance comes as terrorist group releases 37 Assyrian Christians

Fr Jack Murad, the Syrian priest abducted and held in captivity by IS for three months (BBC)

Fr Jack Murad said he feared for his life after he was abducted by ISIS as he speaks about the ordeal for the first time

Assyrians in Beirut, Lebanon, protest against ISIS atrocities (AP)

Lord Alton has said the killing of Christians in Syria is a ‘genocide that dares not speak its name’