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Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq.

The archbishop says the crisis in Iraq has challenged his faith despite him encouraging Christians who flee to Irbil

The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes (Pic by @JMZavalaOficial)

The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes is said to have survived a blaze at the El Goloso base near Madrid last month

Pope Francis at last October's extraordinary synod (CNS)

Five cardinals are among the signatories to a petition organised by Catholic student association TFP Student Action

A poster proclaiming Vittorio Casamonica the 'king of Rome'

Fr Giancarlo Manieri, who celebrated the requiem mass for Vittorio Casamonica, said he was unaware of what was going to happen outside his church

The monastery was originally built in the fourth century

Islamists destroy 5th-century Mar Elian monastery

Archbishop of Bangui, Dieudonne Nzapalainga, pays a visit to Internally Displaced Persons

Catholic, Protestant and Muslim work to bring peace and tolerance

Hackers claim to have leaked a massive database of users from Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

The Proofreader blog has suggested supposed Vatican email addresses were in fact based in Canada and Virginia

Christians refugees who have fled from ISIS (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Eastern European countries faces EU and UN criticism

In this picture taken on Wednesday, Pope Francis holds a placard reading 'It's time for dialogue between Argentina and the United Kingdom for Falklands' (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Vatican spokesman insists ‘there is no endorsement’ of call for dialogue over islands

Brother Roger, founder of the Taizé Community (AP)

The Holy Father sends message marking 10th anniversary of Brother Roger’s death