|The wreckage of a police car is seen after a device exploded in Aleppo, Syria, June 19.
George Ourfalian / CNS.
The Pope expressed his prayers and hopes for peace in Syria during a meeting June 21 with Catholic Church representatives from throughout the Middle East, including the nuncio to Syria and the president of Caritas Syria, and with leaders of Eastern Catholic churches.
The representatives and leaders were at the Vatican for a meeting of the Vatican’s coordinating body for church funding agencies that assist Eastern Catholics and Catholics throughout the Middle East.
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