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George Clooney (AP)

Clooney said the award to Marguerite Barankitse should inspire everyone to stand up for those in need

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Jubilee of Boys and Girls (AP)

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Armenians venerate an icon of canonised victims of the genocide in Echmiadzin (AP)

St Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Church, urges us to recognise the evil within us and the world

Fr Bernard Kenvi helps a Muslim child fleeing violence climb down from a truck in Bossemptele, Central African Republic. He is also pictured below (CNS photo/Siegfried Modola, Reuters)

The Aurora Prize, presented by George Clooney, aims to honour those who stood up for Armenians during the 1915 genocide

A relative of Samuel Walham, one of 21 Copts beheaded by ISIS last year, weeps (Photo: AP)

We cannot ignore this genocide

Until the murderous persecution of Christians by ISIS is recognised for what it is, its perpetrators cannot be brought to international justice

Pope Francis with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in November 2014 (AP)

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Syrian refugee children scream as they sit in front of Macedonian riot police at the Greek-Macedonian border (CNS)

Francis said he hopes the beatification of martyred Syriac Bishop Flavien-Michel Malke will give the persecuted faithful ‘courage and hope’

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried during a candlelit vigil at the shrine in Portugal (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

“There is no fourth secret and there are no other hidden secrets,” says Cardinal Amato

Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu, left, and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at a ceremony earlier this week (AP)

And, as friends, we ask them to recognise the Armenian Genocide

Priests bless an icon commemorating the martyrs during the ceremony at Echmiadzin cathedral (Photo: AP)

Armenian patriarch says canonisations will bring ‘life-giving new breath’ to the country