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In South Korea, Pope calls for peace, democracy and social justice

Pope Francis greets people as he arrives  in Seoul, South Korea (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke in English in public for the first time, while he addressed diplomats

Pope highlights ‘tears and cries’ of Iraqi Christians in letter to UN

Pope Francis with UN secretary-general Ban-Ki Moon at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope renews ‘urgent appeal to the international community to end Iraq tragedy’

Ban Ki-Moon: World must do more to help persecuted Iraqis

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon (PA)

UN secretary-general describes plight of Mount Sinjar refugees as ‘especially harrowing’

Catholic Herald readers help send ill boy to Lourdes

Harvey Hawkins with his younger brother Jayden

Five-year-old Harvey Hawkins was diagnosed with a colloid cyst in his brain

Reports: Helicopter delivering aid to Yazidis crashes

A displaced woman and child flee violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar (CNS)

State-run Iraqia TV says pilot dies after crash in Sinjar mountains