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Patriarch Bechara Rai, centre, at a prayer service in Washington DC (CNS)

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Iraqi children who fled their village with their family rest near their car at a Kurdish checkpoint, in the Khazer area between the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Kurdish city of Irbil, northern Iraq, Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Vatican is right to support US airstrikes against the Islamic State

Cardinal Fernando Filoni (CNS)

Cardinal Fernando Filoni’s visit delayed by 24 hours due to logistical problems

President Barack Obama speaking about the situation in Iraq Below: Displaced Iraqi Christians settle at St. Joseph Church in Irbil, northern Iraq (PA)

David Cameron criticises ‘barbaric attacks’ by Islamist terrorists

A member of the Pakistani Christian community holds a rosary and candle during a protest rally in Lahore last year to condemn the suicide attack on All Saints Church in Peshawar  (CNS)

16 years after the death of Bishop John Joseph, the Pakistani government still has much to do in order to protect Christians

Francis arrives for this morning's general audience (AP)

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Pope Francis meets with President Obama

Pope Francis welcomed President Obama to the Vatican for a private meeting during which they were expected to discuss issues of social justice

Francis greets the faithful at the end of the general audience (AP)

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Pope Francis waves during the Angelus address (AP)

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Francis walks past musicians as he arrives for the audience with steelworkers

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