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The funeral service for four Copts killed on Sunday takes place in Cairo (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/10/13

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Pope Francis blesses pilgrims at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/10/13

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An anti-Morsi protester holds up a copy of the Quran and a cross at a rally in Cairo last month (CNS)

Coptic Catholic Bishop Youhannes Zakaria claims food supplies are running low

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi carry a protester injured during clashes with riot police and the army in Cairo (PA)

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Egypt

Pontiff prays for victims after violent crackdown in Cairo

Anti-Morsi protesters celebrate in Cairo today
(Khalil Hamra/AP/Press Association Images)

Persecution of Christians has risen ‘exponentially’, says bishop

Pope Francis receives the pastoral staff during Mass at St  John Lateran (AP)

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The Pope arrives in St Peter's Square (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope condemns massacre of Copts in Cairo

Benedict XVI urges Egypt to work towards ‘respect for the freedom and dignity of every citizen’

Coptic Christians mourn dead at a church in Cairo (CNS photo/Asmaa Waguih, Reuters)

Mob in Cairo hurl firebombs at churches and shoot at Christians in an outbreak of violence lasting several hours

Pope Benedict on a gondola ride in Venice yesterday (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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Vatican officials and Muslim scholars at a three-day forum in Rome (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)

Boycott by scholars in Egypt comes after Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks about anti-Christian violence