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Christian refugees march against persecution by Islamic State fighters outside the UN compound in Irbil, Iraq (also below - CNS)

Demonstrators faint in the heat during march on UN base in Irbil.

Cardinal Francesco Marchisano delivering an address in 2006 (AP)

Italian Cardinal Francesco Marchisano passed away on Sunday

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (CNS)

Mgr Newton discusses ‘one of his favourite children’s books’ in Sunday homily

On Monday Pope Francis made his way back to Caserta, in southern Italy, less than 48 hours after his first trip there, to meet with his friend Pastor Giovanni Traettino and speak to a group of Pentecostals at a partially built church

Pope John Paul I who was also known as 'The Smiling Pope' (CNS)

Document advancing beatification of ‘the Smiling Pope’ will be submitted this autumn

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to meet Evangelical Christian pastor Giovanni Traettino (PA) Below: Video of Francis arriving at the church (RomeReports)

Francis visits partially built Pentecostal church in Caserta, southern Italy

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary of the Synod of Bishops, with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi (CNS)

Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will be shorter than a usual synod, says cardinal

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pontiff makes comments in interview with Argentinian newspaper

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis in June (AP)

Archbishop of Canterbury writes to Pope Francis and other church leaders

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and  Vladimir Putin attend celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of St Sergius of Radonezh earlier this month

Francis’s ‘who am I to judge?’ line may have cooled the ecumenical ardour of the Russian Orthodox hierarchy