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A Syrian man carries a child wrapped in a thermal blanket as they arrive on Greece. Millions are displaced (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

We hope they can have a future, vicar-general says

Syrian refugee children scream as they sit in front of Macedonian riot police at the Greek-Macedonian border (CNS)

According to the BBC, more than 350,000 migrants have crossed into Europe in 2015

Syrian refugees who have made it Europe. Many have not been so lucky (AP)

Our response to such images could lead to more future misery

Syrian refugees and other migrants in Greece. Millions have fled the war-torn country (AP)

‘Tsunami’ of emigration threatens the future of the Church there

The bishop was beatified on Saturday

Bishop Melki was beheaded a century ago for refusing to convert

A man reacts as he carries a wounded girl who survived an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus (CNS photo/Bassam Khabieh, Reuters)

Maronite leader said survivors are praying, but added the bombings are “a kind of Russian roulette”

The Monastery of Mar Elian before and after its destruction by ISIS fighters

The monastery of Mar Elian, destroyed by ISIS, was a beacon of inter-faith co-operation

The monastery was originally built in the fourth century

Islamists destroy 5th-century Mar Elian monastery

Christians refugees who have fled from ISIS (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Eastern European countries faces EU and UN criticism

Cardinal Peter Turkson at a Vatican press conference launching Laudato Si' in June (CNS)

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