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An Assyrian Christian prays at a church in Damascus (Photo: CNS)

A handwritten list apparently shows the names of those who have been abducted

Doves fly over the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park as Hiroshima marks the 70th anniversary of the US atomic bombing (Photo: PA)

Bishop Cantu says support for nuclear disarmament in America is declining

French police face migrants next to the 'Jungle' migrant camp (Photo: CNS)

French and English bishops call for urgent solution to the migrants crisis

Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, right, and Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil, Iraq, speak to reporters (Photo: PA)

Knights of Columbus have already raised $3 million for Christian refugees

Ronald Lauder has effectively gifted The Lives of the Virgin and other Saints, a 14th-century work by Giovanni da Rimini (PA)

A 14th-century work by Giovanni da Rimini has been gifted to the gallery

ISIS militants in Mosul (PA)

Takeover of town is a threat to monks at Mar Elian monastery

Pope Francis meets young refugees from Syria and Iraq (Photo: CNS)

The Pope says he prays for Iraq’s refugees every day

The Catholic bishops have cautioned against extending opening hours on a Sunday (PA)

Spokesman for the Bishops of England and Wales says further deregulation would be a mistake

Oprah Winfrey (Photo: PA)

Hollywood Reporter claims Winfrey and Matt Damon along with several media moguls have been invited to the Vatican

Choristors sing at a Mass in Shenyang, China (Photo: CNS)

Ordination Mass drew 1,400 people, with an extra 500 turned away by authorities