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Francis greets Paul Bhatti, brother of Shahbaz Bhatti, in May 2013 (AP)

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Pope Francis meets Cardinal Filoni back in August (CNS)

‘He took to heart all the situations I spoke about,’ Cardinal Filoni says

Maronite patriarch blesses baby during visit with refugees in Iraq

The patriarchs visited refugees and prayed with them at three churches in Irbil

Cardinal Filoni visits a school sheltering displaced Christians and Yazidis (AP)

Cardinal Fernando Filoni issues appeal with Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako

Cardinal Fernando Filoni (CNS)

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

Iraqi refugees who have fled from the Islamic State

Cardinal sent to Iraq as an envoy says he thought the Pope ‘would like to go himself’

Pope Francis has sent an envoy to help Christians in Iraq (CNS)

Pope Francis has asked Cardinal Fernando Filoni to travel to the region to meet Christians chased from their homes by militants of the Islamic State.

Mourners surround the coffin of Oswaldo Payá (AP Photo)

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Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto, Apostolic Nuncio to El Salvador gives Holy Communion to a Mara Salvatrucha gang member (AP)

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