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Pope: Iraq-Syria terrorism has reached ‘unimaginable proportions’

Islamic State fighters stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul (CNS)

Pope Francis says situation of Christians in Middle East is ‘very close to my heart’

Don’t forget to praise God for all he has done for you, says Francis

Pope says giving the Lord praise ‘brings us joy, to be happy before the Lord’

Francis: If laws don’t lead people to Jesus, they are obsolete

Pope Francis with Cardinal Oswald Gracias (CNS)

During morning homily Pope says Jesus ‘did things the scholars of the law did not like’

Pope Francis recalls his first Communion

Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St Peter's Square today (CNS)

Pope gives in to ‘temptation’ and tells personal story at general audience

Vatican commission planning to include additional abuse survivor

Marie Collins, right, is a member of the papal commission (PA)

More experts also expected to be added to papal commission

Pope: Tiny voice in your head? Don’t ignore it; it’s a guardian angel

Pope Francis appealed to the faithful to listen to their guardian angels (CNS)

Guardian angels are not the stuff of fantasy, the Pope said

Life means nothing to terrorists, says Pope

People gather at the site of an October 2 car bomb attack that killed 11 people in Baghdad (CNS)

The Pope has convened a Vatican summit on the Middle East

Pope: People must open hearts to migrants who face closed borders

Pope Francis (PA)

More than 360 people were killed after a boat capsized and sank near Lampedusa

Bishop removed by Pope Francis claims he is the victim of an ‘ideological campaign’

Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano (PA)

The Vatican announced the removal of Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano

Pope Francis says Albania offers a ‘beautiful sign for the world’

The Pope is driven through Mother Teresa Square, Tirana (AP)

Pontiff says nation stands out in world ‘where an authentic religious spirit is being perverted’