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Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq (Photo: CNS)

The Pope wants to visit, according to Archbishop Warda, but his staff ‘would not allow him to at present’

Bishop Terence Drainey (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Drainey says a Living Wage would bring dignity back into the workplace

President Assad, with an unknown cleric, inspects the ruins of a monastery recaptured from Islamists (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop also says Church in Syria could disappear as a result of the country’s civil war

Pope Francis holds a drone during an audience with members of Christian Life Community in Paul VI hall at the Vatican (Photo: CNS)

The drone bears Vatican colours and a papal emblem

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An Assyrian woman at a protest following the kidnapping. ISIS has demanded millions of dollars for their release (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Over 200 hostages now face a Sharia court in Raqqa

Pilgrims will process along the Ouse river in York (PA)

Pilgrims will commemorate St Margaret Clitherow on the streets of York on Saturday

The 40 martyrs' feast day is May 4

Among the martyrs are St Richard Reynolds, one of four people hanged on May 4 1535

Nigerians in Abuja march in silence to demand action over the missing girls of Chibok (Photo: AP)

Those released do not include the girls kidnapped from a school in Chibok a year ago

The earliest known portrait of St Edmund Campion, completed in the year after his death (Photo: Jesuit Institute)

Sir Michael Tugendhat will speak about the Jesuit martyr in the context of human rights