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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

A Christian woman who fled from the violence in Mosul a year ago holds her daughter as her baby sleeps CNS

Six French dioceses will be joined by churches in Switzerland to highlight persecution

Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, right, and Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil, Iraq, speak to reporters (Photo: PA)

Knights of Columbus have already raised $3 million for Christian refugees

Pope Francis meets young refugees from Syria and Iraq (Photo: CNS)

The Pope says he prays for Iraq’s refugees every day

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako made the dramatic proposal this week (CNS)

Patriarch Sako calls for Chaldeans and Assyrians to form one Church of the East

Displaced Iraqi children stand in a classroom of a school used as a shelter in the city of Ramadi (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Moshe says Iraqi Christians most of all want to return to their homes

Assyrians troops are preparing to take back Nineveh from ISIS

Iraqi Christians form militia to fight ISIS

Group aims to take back Nineveh Plains from Islamists

A delegation of Australian bishops to Lebanon and Iraq distribute gifts to refugees ahead of Christmas at Caritas Lebanon (CNS)

Australian bishops say they have seen ‘Christ reborn again’ among refugees in Lebanon and Iraq

Pope Francis is pictured during yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako (CNS)

Patriarch compares situation in Iraq to Europe under Nazi occupation