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Cologne Cathedral in Germany (AP)

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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

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

Coptic Christian Samir Mujeed weeps as he holds a photo of his 23-year-old son, Girgis Samir, who was abducted in Libya (PA)

Photos of alleged captives posted on Islamist internet forum

Souvenirs marking the papal visit to Sri Lanka on display in a Catholic bookshop in Colombo (CNS)

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Pope Francis exchanges gifts with the Egyptian president yesterday (AP)

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Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, with a group of synod auditors (CNS)

Any talk of a split between North and South is an attack on the Catholic nature of the Church

People grieve at the coffins of two Christian brothers killed in Mosul (CNS)

The long tradition of the presence of Christians in the Middle East is nearly at an end