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Fr Federico Lombardi has been in charge of the Holy See Press Office since 2006 (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/11/15

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

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

Flowers lay outside the Carillon cafe, a site of last Friday's attacks in Paris (AP)

Only Christianity can rescue Europe

Some have seized on attacks by Islamists to smear all religions by association. But the Christian faith can play a key role in awakening the West from its slumber

Italian Police officers patrol outside St Peter's Square, at the Vatican, (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Drones will be banned from the airspace above Rome from December 8 as the Year of Mercy begins

Order of Malta volunteers escort members of the public away from the Bataclan

The volunteers rushed the injured to hospital after terrorists opened fire on concertgoers at the Bataclan

Refugees from Syria and Iraq disembark on the Greek island of Lesbos (AP)

‘These refugees are fleeing terror themselves,’ said Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo

Bangladeshi riot policewomen standing guard  in Dhaka (AP)

An Italian priest, Fr Piero Arolari, was shot at by three assailants as he cycled to church

A mourner wipes his eye outside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris (AP)

Suddenly evoking Islamist atrocities in the Middle East has become rather trendy, which is of no use at all to the thousands who have already been butchered

Floral tributes to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris outside the French Embassy, in London (PA)

Governments must deprive terrorists and terrorist apologists of their passports; not to do so is illogical

People arrive at Notre-Dame Cathedral for the memorial service (PA)

Armed police kept guard of the cathedral during the service on Sunday evening