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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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A Syrian man fixes a picture of Christ on the wall of his damaged house (CNS)

Predictions that after the end of the Cold War we would see a clash of civilisations between Islam and the West have been borne out by events

Bishop Álvaro del Portillo, the first Opus Dei prelate (CNS)

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Barack Obama at the White House (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

US president will visit the Vatican on March 27 as part of a European tour