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The Monastery of Mar Sarkis in Maaloula, recently recaptured by the Syrian Army (CNS)

Britain’s foreign policy does nothing to help the persecuted Church

Two of the nuns speak with journalists on the border with Lebanon earlier today (Kyodo)

Kidnapped Syrian nuns set free

Patriarch confirms women are unharmed after being taken by jihadis last December

Almost half a million Syrian Christians have been forced to flee their homes since the civil war began (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi, File)

Patriarch says Pope Francis’s prayers stopped western powers bombing Damascus

Mideast Syria

The regime hopes for a Paris-style solution to its rebellion