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The delegation at an aid distribution centre in Erbil (ACN)

Three MPs met displaced families and attended an ordination ceremony

People gather on July 25 at a site hit by airstrikes in a rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria. (CNS)

About 300,000 people are believed to be in East Aleppo. No food or medical aid has been able to reach the rebel-held territory for several weeks

Pope Francis arriving at a weekly general audience (AP)

Aid to the Church in Need’s Be God’s Mercy initiative will be launched in Rome on Friday

Indian Christians hold a candle light vigil after a fire destroyed the St Sebastian's Church in New Delhi, India, in 2014 (PA)

On its 50th anniversary, Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Freedom is more vital than ever

A displaced mother and child in South Sudan (ACN)

People are being driven to starvation due to ongoing conflict in the country, Aid to the Church in Need has reported

The Prince of Wales  (PA)

Defender of the (Eastern) faith

Prince Charles has a new obsession as strong as his passions for ecology and architecture. He is refusing to stand idly by as Christians are driven out of the Middle East

Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad (CNS)

Patriarch Sako dismisses fears over Pope Francis’s safety were a visit to take place

Prince Charles looks at a gift presented to him with Archbishop Habib of Basra, Iraq, during a visit to meet Iraqi Christians, in London (PA)

Prince tells Iraqi Christians they are ‘literally following in the footsteps of the Holy Family’

A survivor wipes his face under a Philippines national flag in typhoon ravaged Tacloban city (PA)

Typhoon Haiyan: What you can do

Practical ways of supporting the people of the Philippines

Men mourn outside outside Our Lady of Salvation, the Syrian Catholic cathedral in Baghdad (Photo: CNS)

Syrian Catholic patriarch, meanwhile, attacks indifference of free world to suffering of Iraqi Christians