Bashar Assad

Russia wants us to think Syria is returning to normality. The reality is somewhat different.

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

An aid mission to embattled Syria reveals that thousands more faithful are fleeing the country than had previously been thought

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

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

‘Septuagenarian superstar’ Francis picked from shortlist that included Edward Snowden and Miley Cyrus

Pope Francis will lead thousands in St Peter’s Square in a prayer vigil for peace on Saturday evening

Pope Francis calls again for an end to the fighting in Syria

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