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An Iraqi Christian fleeing ISIS seeks refuge inside a church (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/10/14

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

Chaldean Bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim, Antiochian Orthodox Metropolitan Joseph and Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan at an ecumenical service in Washington (CNS)

Patriarchs speak out at the In Defence of Christians summit in Washington

David Haines, the British aid worker killed by ISIS

30 countries pledge to combat ISIS “by all means necessary”

Iraqi Christians grieve beside the coffins of two  brothers killed in Mosul in 2010  (CNS)

The power of martyrdom gives Christians an edge over Islamists

Displaced Iraqi Christians pray at a refugee camp in Irbil (Photo: CNS)

Sister Marie Claude says Christians who had been living comfortably are now left on the streets

Iraqi refugee Khiria Al-Kas Isaac (Pic by Sahar Mansour in Ankawa, Iraq)

Refugee told militant she would rather die than give up her Christian faith.

President Obama at the White House last night Below: A video of his address

US president lays out strategy for combating ISIS advance

Steven Sotloff (CNS)

Francis ‘deeply saddened’ by murder of US journalist by Islamic State

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople embrace during an ecumenical celebration in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem in May (CNS)

Meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and visit to Turkey-Iraq border could take place

Russell Brand

The dangerous ignorance of Russell Brand

He is participating in a narrative that sends young British Muslims to die needlessly on the side of evil