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Smoke rises as people flee their homes during clashes between Iraqi security forces and ISIS (AP)

Up to 13 million Iraqis may need humanitarian aid by the end of 2016

Cardinal Luis Tagle (AP)

The cardinal said that many migrants see the Church as the only institution which thinks of them

Syrian children in a makeshift school, in a refugee camp in the eastern town of Kab Elias, Lebanon (AP)

Pope Francis has delivered a video message to help launch Caritas Internationalis’s Syria: Peace is Possible campaign

Cuba's Cardinal Jaime Ortega celebrates Good Friday Mass during Holy Week (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

Cardinal Jaime Ortega was named Archbishop of Havana in 1981 and oversaw three papal trips to Communist Cuba

A man stands in front his damaged house after shelling in the Ukrainian town of Makeevka (CNS)

The two-year-old war has caused thousands of deaths and forced more than one million people to seek refuge abroad

Archbishop Edmundo Valenzuela of Asunción (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis (CNS)

Pope Francis sent a video message to the opening session of the Caritas Internationalis general assembly

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope preached yesterday at a Mass opening the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis

St Joseph Sister Monique Niraula joins two other women in packing relief material for earthquake victims at Assumption Catholic Church in Lalitpur (CNS)

Truckloads of relief material organised by Church charities has begun reaching remote areas after earthquake

Migrants wait to disembark from the Italian Navy frigate Bersagliere at the Reggio Calabria on Monday (PA)

The EU has said it will strengthen sea patrols by its Frontex border agency and destroy human traffickers’ boats