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Pope’s personal envoy briefs Francis after visit to Iraq

Pope Francis meets Cardinal Filoni back in August (CNS)

‘He took to heart all the situations I spoke about,’ Cardinal Filoni says

President Kirchner sends her condolences to the Pope

Pope Francis with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner earlier htis year (CNS)

The president of Argentina called him to express her sorrow following the death of his relatives in a car accident

Pope’s personal envoy calls for international action to liberate Iraq

Cardinal Filoni visits a school sheltering displaced Christians and Yazidis (AP)

Cardinal Fernando Filoni issues appeal with Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako

Pope Francis to world leaders: ‘stop these crimes’ in Iraq

Iraqi refugees who have fled from the Islamic State

Cardinal sent to Iraq as an envoy says he thought the Pope ‘would like to go himself’

Pope to send envoy to Christians forced from their homes in Iraq

Pope Francis has sent an envoy to help Christians in Iraq (CNS)

Pope Francis has asked Cardinal Fernando Filoni to travel to the region to meet Christians chased from their homes by militants of the Islamic State.

Pope appeals for international action to help Iraq’s persecuted Christians

Kurdish "peshmerga" troops stand guard against Islamic State militants on the outskirts of the province of Ninevah, Iraq (CNS)

Francis speaking to the ‘conscience of all people and every believer’, says Vatican spokesman

Pope: Young people shouldn’t waste their time on mobile phones

Pope Francis kisses a child as he arrives for a meeting with altar servers in St Peter's Square on Tuesday Below: Pope Francis holds hands with youths during the meeting (CNS)

Pope Francis speaks German to thousands of young pilgrims in St Peter’s Square

Cardinal to Hamas and Israel: pick up binoculars to see your innocent victims

Sister Gilbert Saliba visits Nidal Alawi, 11, of Gaza in the intensive care unit of St Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem (Photo: CNS)

Jerusalem patriarch, meanwhile, says conflict is turning Gaza into a ‘factory for extremists’

Pope Francis meets family of Jesuit kidnapped in Syria

A vigil calling for the release of Fr Dall'Oglio in Beirut, Lebanon (Photo: PA)

Meeting followed a video appeal from the family

Schedule unveiled for the Pope’s one-day trip to Albania

Pope Francis meets the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, and his wife Linda (Photo: PA)

Francis will meet bishops, leaders of other faiths and people helped by Caritas