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A man carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo on April 28 (AP)

Cafod is amongst the aid agencies unable to enter the Syrian city because of heavy fighting

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations, speaks during the conference (CNS)

The Vatican sponsored a panel discussion, Eliminating the Trafficking of Children and Youth, at the United Nations

Pope Francis delivers his speech during a visit to the United Nations' World Food Programme (AP)

The Pope has visited the World Food Programme in Rome for the first time

Pope Francis delivers his speech during a visit to the WFP (AP)

The Pontiff delivered a speech to the executive board of the United Nations World Food Programme in Rome

Archbishop Auza said the world must 'strike terrorism at its very roots' (AP)

Archbishop Auza says terrorists must be prevented from recruiting young people online

A man carries a child after last week's airstrikes on Aleppo (Photo: Validated UGC via AP video)

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

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks during a conference addressing the persecution of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East and Africa at the UN (CNS)

Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, was one of the speakers at the conference

A young Syrian refugee  at a temporary camp, in the Lebanese Town of Al-Faour (AP)

The House of Representatives also called for the establishment of a Syrian war crimes tribunal under United Nations authority

Boutros Boutros-Ghali pictured in 1992 (AP)

The Pope offered his condolences after the death of the former secretary-general of the United Nations

Iraqi refugees who fled from Tikrit and other towns after the advance of ISIS pictured at a camp for displaced Iraqis outside Baghdad last year (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

A new report says ISIS is guilty of committing war crimes and ‘possibly genocide’ against the people of Iraq