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A woman and children who fled from violence in Nineveh province in Iraq (CNS)

Christian refugees are facing a life-and-death situation in the Nineveh Plain

A young Kurdish refugee from Kobane, the Syrian town attacked by ISIS (CNS)

More than 100 representatives sign open letter that quotes from the Quran

Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Sunday (CNS)

Francis spoke to 8,000 lay members of the international Schonstatt movement

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Sanctions went into effect following repeated, but ‘unfortunately unfruitful ultimatums’

Chaldean Bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim, Antiochian Orthodox Metropolitan Joseph and Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan at an ecumenical service in Washington (CNS)

Patriarchs speak out at the In Defence of Christians summit in Washington

Iraqi Christians grieve beside the coffins of two  brothers killed in Mosul in 2010  (CNS)

The power of martyrdom gives Christians an edge over Islamists

Fighters from the Islamist Misarata brigade fire towards Tripoli airport in July (AP)

Government flee after militants seize Tripoli and Benghazi

A woman who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar sits with a child inside a tent at a camp in Syria's northern town of Qamishli (CNS)

‘We can’t ignore our solidarity with brothers and sisters of our faith,’ says Cardinal Wuerl

An Iraqi Christian refugee holds a 12-day-old baby in Ankawa (CNS))

The Royal Prerogative was, in effect, abolished on the basis of a PR campaign that required Parliamentary consent to establish legitimacy for going to war, and Iraqi minorities are paying the price

Followers of the ancient Yazidi religion pray at their holy Lalish temple at the Mountains of Shikhan to the northwest of Baghdad (CNS)

Responsibility to protect is enshrined in Article 18 of the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights and was born in the embers of the Holocaust