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Caritas updates from around the world
Nowhere is the level of destruction in Syria more evident than in the city of Homs. One of the first theatres of war between government and rebel forces, the sprawling, ancient metropolis has been turned into a post-apocalyptic landscape.
The Vatican secretary of state addressed a side event on migrants and refugees co-organised by Caritas and the ICMC at the United Nations.
Pope Francis will join people from all over the world in celebration of the ecumenical developments of the Catholic and Lutheran Churches on 31 October in southern Sweden in Lund and Malmö.