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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

The longer we put off dealing with failed states, the harder it becomes

Seeing refugees being resettled in Canada ‘hurts us a lot’, says Archbishop of Aleppo

Speaking to to the faithful in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis also appealed for peace in Syria

Project is the ‘first concrete outcome’ of the Pope’s meeting with Patriarch Kirill

Pilot scheme will feed 1,000 children at school on outskirts of Beirut