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Vladimir Putin, Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion visit Mount Athos last month (AP)

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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

Pope Francis told the children that it 'feels as I am coming to the end of my life with so much peace' (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/02/16

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A Kurdish sniper looks at the rubble in the Syrian city of Kobani (AP)

The road back to peace

The Middle East is more polarised along religious lines than ever before. Yet recent history shows the region can return to the enlightened tolerance it once enjoyed

Pope Francis arrives for today's general audience in St Peter's Square (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/11/15

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis presides at Benediction of the blessed Sacrament yesterday  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Relatives of the murdered men. Prince Charles has given an unspecified amount to help their children (AP)

Prince of Wales also writes to Coptic pope to express his sorrow at murders by ISIS

A pro-ISIS demonstration in Mosul (PA)

If ISIS could kill us all, they would

The murdered Copts are victims of a theological and intellectual caricature that we must wake up to

Relatives of the victims before their murder  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Britain’s intervention in Libya was a disaster, and yesterday 21 innocent Egyptian Christians became the latest victims

Mourners at a funeral in Cairo last month after 4 Copts were murdered by gunmen (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

The crisis facing Christians in Egypt

Copts are paying the price for the failure of liberalism in Egypt, says Robin Harris