I miss the World Youth Day in Brazil. My blog was full of messages of hope and smiling faces. Pope Francis was surprising the world with his way of approaching people and speaking to them. More than three million in Copacabana beach praying, something never seen before in such a place.

Frustrated by the dire plight of civilians in Syria, the United Nations humanitarian chief reiterated her call for an end to the fighting, access for aid workers, and respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.