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Italian Jesuit Fr Paolo Dall'Oglio, pictured in 2008 (CNS)

Fr Dall’Oglio was kidnapped two years ago this week

Fr Frans with civilians in January 2014, three months before his death (CNS)

Fr Frans van der Lugt was killed in Homs last year

Syrian refugees in Jordan. Millions are displaced (CNS)

Maronite leader appeals to worldwide faithful for help

Melkite Patriarch Gregoire III Laham has urged the world's nation to help Syria (CNS)

The region is ‘bleeding’ Christians as large numbers flee Syria and Lebanon

Syrian refugee children at the Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan form the word "Syria"  (CNS photo/Muhammad Hamed, Reuters)

Region’s Christian leaders choose to meet in Damascus to show their solidarity

A convoy of Ukrainian armored vehicles move towards the front line (PA)

The worst case scenario is to offend both sides, while giving the Russian president a propaganda coup

Metropolitan Boulos, left, and Yohanna Ibrahim, kidnapped two years ago today

Greek Orthodox patriarch makes appeal for kidnapped prelates, one of them his brother

Bashar Assad has hung on in power four years after the start of the war (AP)

John Kerry has finally stated that we should talk to Assad, something that should have been done four years ago

Kurdish soldiers in Kobani, Syria (Photo: PA)

The conflict is not the West’s fault. But Syria will not reach a solution on its own

Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols (AP)

Cardinal-designate Nichols urges prayers ‘even [from] those who do not normally raise their hearts to God’