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Bombs lie near a Russian war plane at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria (Photo: AP)

Patriarch Younan says the West have abandoned Christians in Syria

A lady becomes emotional after looking at the floral tributes and candles opposite the Bataclan theatre in Paris, after terror attacks killed at least 129 people in the city on Friday.

Assembly of Catholic Bishops of the Holy Land has called on the world ‘to stand united against terrorism’

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

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

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

Fr Jack Murad, the Syrian priest abducted and held in captivity by IS for three months (BBC)

Fr Jack Murad said he feared for his life after he was abducted by ISIS as he speaks about the ordeal for the first time

Senator John McCain, chairman of the US Senate Armed Services Committee (PA)

Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo has said the CIA has been training Syrian rebel groups which are ‘al-Qaeda under a different name’

Syrian refugee children scream as they sit in front of Macedonian riot police at the Greek-Macedonian border (CNS)

Francis said he hopes the beatification of martyred Syriac Bishop Flavien-Michel Malke will give the persecuted faithful ‘courage and hope’

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

The Monastery of Mar Elian before and after its destruction by ISIS fighters

The monastery of Mar Elian, destroyed by ISIS, was a beacon of inter-faith co-operation

Members of the Egyptian security services stand guard at the site of a July 16 bomb blast in Cairo (CNS)

Human rights groups have criticised the laws, which prescribe tough penalties against citizens judged to be supporting terrorism