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Coptic Christian Samir Mujeed weeps as he holds a photo of his 23-year-old son, Girgis Samir, who was abducted in Libya (PA)

Photos of alleged captives posted on Islamist internet forum

Pope Francis walks past Sri Lankan dancers upon his  arrival in Colombo (PA)

Pope Francis begins papal visit with speech delivered in English at Colombo airport

Archbishop Kaigama (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called on the international community to help stop the Islamist advance in Nigeria

Pope Francis (AP)

The Vatican has released a translation of the speech delivered by Francis at the Apostolic Palace

Pope Francis greets a baby at the Vatican earlier this year (CNS)

The Pope baptised 33 infants during a Mass yesterday

Michael Keaton at the Golden Globes (PA)

Birdman actor recalls mother praying the rosary and volunteering at hospital

Cardinal André Vingt-Trois: 'Pray to the Lord for the victims of the terrorists'

Cardinal André Vingt-Trois issues message to the faithful in Paris

A man puts down flowers to commemorate the victims killed in the attack (Photo: PA)

Cardinal makes statement as France begins day of mourning

Ousted Vatican bank chairman Ettore Gotti Tedeschi (Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)

Ettore Gotti Tedeschi says Benedict XVI called for his immediate rehabilitation in an exclusive article for the Catholic Herald

Pope Francis prays at a vigil in St Peter's Square last year. 'We pray, in this Mass, for the victims of this cruelty – so many of them – and we pray also for the perpetrators of such cruelty, that the Lord might change their heart' (Photo: PA)

In a homily the Pope laments the cruelty of terrorism