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When baby Mariam was born her mother laid her in a bed made from a plastic bag Below: Refugees in a camp near Erbil (Sahar Mansour)

In an Iraqi Christian refugee camp old men savour memories of Christmas dinners and young mothers anxiously nurse their newborns

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama

Archbishop was stunned by the Prince’s support for Christians in the line of fire

Figures reveal that the average payout for a 'wrongful birth' is close to half a million pounds (Photo: PA)

Figures reveal average payout for a ‘wrongful birth’ is close to half a million

Ann Widdecombe is a convert to Catholicism (Photo: Simon Caldwell, St Gabriel News and Media)

The former Catholic MP said that the teaching caused huge distress

Bishop Hudson (PA)

Bishop Nicholas Hudson has urged the faithful to “pray hard”

Prince William, right, at an Independence Day Mass at St John's Co-Cathedral in Malta (Photo: CNS)

The Duke of Cambridge was in Malta to celebrate the island’s 50 years of independence

Iraqi refugee Khiria Al-Kas Isaac (Pic by Sahar Mansour in Ankawa, Iraq)

Refugee told militant she would rather die than give up her Christian faith.

Cardinal Pell hailed the abbey school as ‘brave and important’  (CNS)

Australian cardinal makes comments during Mass of foundation for the School of the Annunciation in Devon

The parents of Christina Khider Abada, who has been kidnapped by ISIS

Terrorists snatched Christina Khider Abada from her parents in northern Iraq

Professor Silviu Itescu

Professor Silviu Itescu is pioneering a therapy for congestive heart failure