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A ruined church in Syria  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Ten Assyrian Christians released by ISIS

The group are in good health after release negotiaited by church

An altar server prays alongside others during Mass in early April at a church in Baghdad, Iraq (Photo: CNS)

Patriarch Sako says law shows a ‘total disregard’ for the values of Iraqi civilisation

A resident waves to an overcrowded fishing boat carrying migrants arriving at the Greek island of Lesbos (CNS)

Those fleeing conflict remain undeterred by the worsening weather and colder autumn temperatures

Prime Minister David Cameron pictured in Syria last month (PA)

The Prime Minister has backed a new report by Aid to the Church in Need into the global persecution of Christians

Palmyra, in a photo taken in 2002, before the war. Much of the city has been destroyed (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi, File)

Latest atrocity comes as Christian leader calls for western help

Pope Francis (CNS)

The former metropolitan of Iraq, Jordan and Russia was elected patriarch last week

Pope Francis speaks during an audience with religious from around the world yesterday (CNS photo/Paul Haring) S

Pope Francis addressed the World Meeting for Young Consecrated Men and Women yesterday

Cuban students stand in Revolution Square, where the Pope will celebrate Mass on Sunday (AP)

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A Muslim man prays among pictures of slain Christians at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad in 2010 (AP)

Forty-eight Catholics were killed in Our Lady of Salvation cathedral in 2010

Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq.

The archbishop says the crisis in Iraq has challenged his faith despite him encouraging Christians who flee to Irbil