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Syrian refugees at the Lebanon border. Eleven million people are displaced  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

During his Angelus address, Francis also requested prayers ahead of his visit to Mexico

Bombs lie near a Russian war plane at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria (Photo: AP)

Patriarch Younan says the West have abandoned Christians in Syria

Assyrians in Lebanon protest the destruction of their community. ISIS have released 50 people, it is reported  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Some 185 remain prisoners of the terrorists, according to news agency

Archbishop Jeanbart (Aid to the Church in Need)

Christians in the Middle East feel frustration at Britain’s foreign policy

Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart said Christians felt hope after the Russian intervention (AP)

Aleppo archbishop says Christians in the country feel hope thanks to Putin’s involvement

Vladimir Putin has outfoxed the West in the Middle East
(AP)

America and Britain have helped to endanger minorities in the Middle East

Refugees wait on a bridge  for their registration and transport by German police  (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Violence in camps has intensified as the country expects 800,000 people this year

A child sits with other refugees behind a fence between Croatia and Slovenia (Photo: AP)

Bishops welcome EU quota deal for refugees

Bishops urge Britain to take in more refugees from Syria before winter sets in

The monastery was originally built in the fourth century

Islamists destroy 5th-century Mar Elian monastery

A Christian woman who fled from the violence in Mosul a year ago holds her daughter as her baby sleeps CNS

Six French dioceses will be joined by churches in Switzerland to highlight persecution