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Pope Francis

                      "Peace is a precious gift, which must be promoted and protected...Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War…
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#PrayforPeace - Syria

In light of the crisis in Syria and the threat of looming military strikes from the United States government, Pope Francis has called the world to action. During a speech on September 1st, the Pope proclaimed "for the whole church Sept. 7, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world."
Children in a Syrian Refugee camp
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Responding to the Refugee Crisis in Syria: Jesuit Refugee Service

ISN caught up with Armando Borja, Jesuit Refugee Service USA's national director, to learn about the work of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in response to the growing population of people displaced by the conflict in Syria.