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An Egyptian municipal worker cleans debris from clashes in front of the Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt in 2013 (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Islamists attacked a village after reports that Christians intended to build a church

Coptic Pope Tawadros II at St Mark's Cathedral, in Cairo, Egyp (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Church says homes were ransacked and torched after rumours of an affair between a Muslim and a Christian

Patriarch Kirill visits a Russian Orthodox church in the Cuban capital Havana (AP)

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Pope Francis arrives for an audience with nuns and priests in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican (AP)

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Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria with Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2013 (CNS)

Pope Francis sends message to Coptic Pope Tawadros II to mark ‘day of friendship’

Bishop Angaelos, general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK (CNS)

Bishop Angaelos, the general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, has released a statement following murder of Christians in Libya

Men in the Egyptian village of el-Aour mourn the deaths of the Coptic Christians killed by ISIS (PA)

Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina of Giza echoed Pope Francis by hailing the 21 Coptic Christians killed by ISIS as martyrs

Pope Francis (AP)

Mass offered at the Vatican for Egyptian Copts killed by ISIS in Libya

A man is comforted as he mourns the murder of the  Egyptian Coptic Christians by ISIS terrorists (PA)

Egypt bomb ISIS targets in Libya

Two waves of air strikes targeted training camps and weapon storage areas

An elderly Yazidi in front of the Sharaf al-Deen temple shrine (PA)

Gerard Russell’s new book poses the question, what can we learn from the variety of religious beliefs found in the Middle East?