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Mourners carry coffins of bomb victims, Talib Hassan, 35, and Hamza Jabbar, 37, killed in Sunday's bombing in Baghdad (AP) Photo/Anmar Khalil)

Francis ‘offered his closeness’ to the families of those killed in deadly attacks in Iraq and Bangladesh

Pope Francis waves as he appears for the Angelus address on Sunday (AP)

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Italian police and Carabinieri officers on patrol in St Peter's Square (AP)

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Police in Dhaka, Bangladesh during a raid on a building where members of a banned Islamist group were detained (PA)

ISIS reportedly said that they killed Hussein Ali Sarkar as a lesson to others

Pope Francis washes the feet of inmates at Rebibbia prison in Rome last year (CNS)

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Bangladeshi policemen guard on a road in the capital Dhaka (AP)

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Bangladeshi riot policewomen standing guard  in Dhaka (AP)

An Italian priest, Fr Piero Arolari, was shot at by three assailants as he cycled to church

Pope Francis greets Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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Migrants wait to disembark from a tug boat in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo. CNS photo/Antonio Parrinello, Reuters

The Holy Father is praying that migrants and refugees are warmly welcomed and respected

A displaced young woman prays in the makeshift Catholic chapel in Sudan (CNS)

Even western Christians turn a blind eye to the worst persecution of our times