War

The papal nuncio to Syria delivered a letter from the Pope calling for ‘international humanitarian law to be fully respected’

Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan visited beleaguered Christians in northern Iraq last month

The Bishop of Clifton said that violence against civilians can never be justified

A tomb had been desecrated and statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated at the St Addai Chaldean Catholic church

The villagers have been moved to a nearby camp for their safety

Archbishop Warda of Irbil said his country will require intervention in order to achieve reconciliation between the country’s divided groups

A new peace deal is to be negotiated after voters rejected an agreement that would have formally ended the long-running war between the government and Farc

At the end of his general audience, Pope Francis begged fighters on both sides to allow civilians to be evacuated

The Pope decried the assault on Syria at his general audience after another night of heavy bombing in Aleppo

Pope Francis spoke at the closing ceremony of an interreligious peace gathering in Assisi