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Patriarch Sako: the US must 'help Iraq get out of the serious situation in which it finds itself' (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/08/16

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A refugee camp for Christians in Erbil, northern Iraq (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/08/16

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

Site of airstrike in Aleppo on July 25 (CNS)

Only 40,000 Christians are left in Aleppo, according to reports

Displaced people receive aid on the outskirts of Shirqat, south of Mosul, Iraq (CNS)

Christian minorities from Iraq and Syria left feeling ‘betrayed’ as humanitarian assistance fails to reach them

Smoke rises as people flee their homes during clashes between Iraqi security forces and ISIS (AP)

Up to 13 million Iraqis may need humanitarian aid by the end of 2016

Young people at a concert in Warsaw ahead of the start of WYD 2016 (AP)

A spokesman for prosecutors in Lodz said that ‘small amounts of explosives, not sufficient to make an explosion’ were found on the man

Mourners carry coffins of bomb victims, Talib Hassan, 35, and Hamza Jabbar, 37, killed in Sunday's bombing in Baghdad (AP) Photo/Anmar Khalil)

Francis ‘offered his closeness’ to the families of those killed in deadly attacks in Iraq and Bangladesh

Displaced families await temporary shelter in Kirkuk, Iraq (CNS)

In a joint statement, Syriac patriarchs said ‘the wound of forced emigration is still bleeding’

Pope Francis arriving at a weekly general audience (AP)

Aid to the Church in Need’s Be God’s Mercy initiative will be launched in Rome on Friday

Fr Al-Bazi: ‘They said we have all night to take out your teeth, and you have plenty’ (CNS)

Fr Douglas Al-Bazi’s torturers asked him why he wasn’t afraid of death. He told them: ‘For me, death is the beginning. But for you it is the end’