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People rest in a mosque after an alleged chemical attack  by Syrian forces in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus on Wednesday (CNS)

Archbishop Zenari says Syrians are ‘crying out to the international community’ for help

Audrey Assad: ‘God brings good out of evil in every life’

Musician Audrey Assad talks about her burgeoning career and her conversion to Catholicism

The civil war continues to rage in Syria and fears are growing for the safety of Jesuit Father Paolo Dall'Oglio  (Photo: CNS)

Foreign Minister says “it seems Father Dall’Oglio has been kidnapped by an Islamist group”

Residents rummage through the damage and debris left of their homes in Aleppo (CNS)

Archbishop Mario Zenari says Vatican is unable to confirm reported kidnapping of Italian Jesuit priest

Pope Francis (CNS)

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Fr Murad, who was murdered by rebels in Syria

Have we learned nothing from Afghanistan and Iraq?

Christians are caught in the crossfire (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi, File)

Damascus’s Christian heritage has a glorious past, a terrible present and uncertain future

A file photo of a damaged convent north of Damascus (AP)

Attacker blew himself up outside the Greek Orthodox Virgin Mary church

Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, head of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, spoke to Vatican Radio about the killing of Father Francois Murad ( CNS)

Father Francois Murad killed in north Syria near the Turkish border

Pope Francis attends a meeting with Jewish leaders yesterday (AP)

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