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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 18, 2018
Christians and other civilians inside Idlib, Syria, are fearful of an impending, all-out offensive by their government and its Russian and Iranian backers on the northwestern province, the last rebel stronghold and presumed endgame in Syria's more than seven-year-old war.
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceAugust 01, 2018
As Europe continues to struggle with migrant and refugee arrivals, Catholics in the French capital are heeding Pope Francis' call to come to their aid by providing practical and spiritual help to the newcomers.
Syrian refugee children play at Zaatari refugee camp Feb. 12 in Jordan. (CNS photo/Muhammad Hamed, Reuters)
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 14, 2018
As Syria's war soon enters its eighth year, the conflict is escalating in the country's north, between Turkey and the Kurds, and in the south, between Iran and Israel. 
Israeli border police arrest a Palestinian man near Ramallah, West Bank, during a late-December protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (CNS photo/Goran Tomasevic, Reuters)
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 12, 2018
In his annual "state of the world address" Jan. 8 to diplomats from more than 180 countries, Pope Francis urged countries once again to respect the status quo of Jerusalem. 
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceDecember 20, 2017
"The policies on asylum and deportation in Germany have become stricter in the last year, and so that's why more refugees ask for help in the churches."
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceJuly 10, 2017
The nuns give practical help and emotional support to scores of migrants flooding Sicily's shores. The U.N.'s International Organization for Migration said that as of July 3, more than 85,000 migrants landed in Italy this year.
African migrants gather at the Caritas diocesan center in Palmero, Sicily, on June 1. (CNS photo/Dale Gavlak)
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceJune 28, 2017
The latest survivors of the dangerous sea voyage across the Mediterranean from Libya as European Union leaders expressed alarm at the rising numbers of migrants flooding into Italy.
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad is seen at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ainkawa, Iraq, on Oct. 25, 2016. (CNS photo/Amel Pain, EPA)
Faith News
Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceApril 03, 2017
For the patriarch, Holy Week culminating in the Easter celebration offers a fresh hope to breathe new life into prayer and reflection, reconciliation and dialogue.
A Christian family who fled from violence in Mosul, Iraq, sit in the room of a church in 2014 in Amman, Jordan. (CNS photo/Jamal Nasrallah, EPA)
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceMarch 02, 2017
"This is now the third year of displacement for the Iraqi Christians. It's very tough. Donations are becoming less, while global attention is waning."
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 31, 2017
Trump's action slapped a 90-day ban on all entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries with terrorism concerns.