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Fire damage at the Benedictine Church of the Multiplication in  Tabgha (CNS)

Rabbi Gopstein, who heads the Jewish anti-assimilation movement Lehava, said in early August that ‘churches and mosques could be burned’

Bishop Nunzio Galantino, secretary-general of the Italian bishops' conference, attends a prayer service in Fuheis, Jordan (CNS)

Pope Francis sent a papal envoy to a prayer service with Iraqi Christian refugees in Jordan

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi (CNS)

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi has said that Europe is practicing a policy of contradictions

The ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, now under Islamic State control (Photo: CNS)

Islamic State militants have been pushed back from villages dotting the Khabur River

Syrian refugees walk the street at Zaatari refugee camp near Mafraq in Jordan (CNS)

Jordan has received only 7.2 percent of $2.9 billion needed for services to Syrian refugees and host communities

Displaced women sit outside tent at camp in Iraq (CNS)

Religious minorities are preparing to mark the 1915 genocide of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Christians

A sniper surveys the rubble in Kobani. 'There is a need for immediate action similar to what took place in Kobani' (Photo: PA)

Latest report says at least 220 Christians have been abducted by the group

Mourners pray for Jordanian pilot murdered by Islamic State (CNS)

Churches are also holding prayer vigils for the cause of interreligious harmony

An Iraqi man carrying a cross and a Quran attends Mass at Mar Girgis Church in Baghdad (CNS) Below: Reverend Canon Andrew White (PA)

Anglican vicar Andrew White says more than 1,500 people in Iraq have been killed by Islamic State militants

Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk said the five were released July 14

Two kidnapped Iraqi nuns and three orphans have been released