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Iraqi Christians brave heat to demand help from United Nations

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.

Former ‘guardian’ of Vatican artworks dies at 85

Cardinal Francesco Marchisano delivering an address in 2006 (AP)

Italian Cardinal Francesco Marchisano passed away on Sunday

Anglicans joining Ordinariate are like ‘hobbits in search of treasure’

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

Beatification of Pope John Paul I moves closer

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 acknowledges Catholic complicity in persecution of Italian Pentecostals

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