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An Iraqi man carrying a cross and a Quran attends Mass at Mar Girgis Church in Baghdad (CNS) Below: Reverend Canon Andrew White (PA)

Anglican vicar Andrew White says more than 1,500 people in Iraq have been killed by Islamic State militants

Pope Francis kisses a child as he arrives for a meeting with altar servers in St Peter's Square on Tuesday Below: Pope Francis holds hands with youths during the meeting (CNS)

Pope Francis speaks German to thousands of young pilgrims in St Peter’s Square

GK Chesterton in Brighton in 1935  (AP) Below: Statue of St Therese Lisieux at The National Shrine of St Therese in Darien, USA (CNS)

Father John Udris, who is investigating GK Chesterton’s Cause, says his public persona belied humility

Iraqi Christians fleeing the violence in Mosul sleeps inside the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chaldean Church in Telkaif (CNS)

Church leaders in Iraq select Feast of the Transfiguration for universal prayer day

Pope Francis (AP)

Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann was ordered to stop exercising his ministry 29 years ago

Protesters display signs and carry flags during a rally in Detroit to highlight persecution of Iraqi Christians (CNS)

Chaldeans take part in prayer vigil after Detroit protest

A Palestinian family flee their house in Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip (CNS)

CRS currently delivering humanitarian aid to thousands of Gazans

A priest distributes Communion during Mass in a makeshift Catholic chapel in a village outside Tianjin, China (CNS)

Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang writes open letter asking Catholics to defend ‘rights and dignity’

Sister Gilbert Saliba visits Nidal Alawi, 11, of Gaza in the intensive care unit of St Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem (Photo: CNS)

Jerusalem patriarch, meanwhile, says conflict is turning Gaza into a ‘factory for extremists’

A vigil calling for the release of Fr Dall'Oglio in Beirut, Lebanon (Photo: PA)

Meeting followed a video appeal from the family