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The delegation at an aid distribution centre in Erbil (ACN)

Three MPs met displaced families and attended an ordination ceremony

Pope Francis greets Missionaries of Charity Sister Mary Sally during an audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The Pontiff spoke at a special audience for people engaged in the works of mercy ahead of Mother Teresa’s canonisation

Gabriele Kuby, 2014 (Wikipedia, Derzsi Elekes Andor)

The author explains why she believes her book has helped spark resistance to the ‘gender revolution’

Egyptian Coptic Christians walk through the Coptic Cairo neighbourhood (AP)

Egypt’s state news agency says the attack took place at the Virgin Mary church in Cairo’s western suburb of Nozha

Women protest for better wages and working conditions for migrant domestic workers in Beirut. Pope Francis prayed for all exploited women and girls during the feast of the Assumption at the Vatican August 15. (CNS photo/Oliver Weiken, EPA)

The Pope prayed that exploited women soon would be able to live a life of ‘peace, justice and love’

The thread on Facebook was promptly closed (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

First the commenters became angry – then they demanded the thread be shut down

Pilgrims queue to visit the grotto at Lourdes (AP)

The increase in security measures comes after a spate of Islamist attacks in France

Westminster Cathedral will be floodlit in red in November ‘to wake up politicians’ (Mazur/

‘If every parish in the country did the same it might at last wake up our political classes to the scale of the suffering,’ Aid to the Church in Need has said

Christian women gather at an Assyrian church in Irbil, Iraq (AP)

Despite military defeats suffered by ISIS, Iraqi Christians say minority groups in the country face further uncertainty