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A sniper surveys the rubble in Kobani. 'There is a need for immediate action similar to what took place in Kobani' (Photo: PA)

Latest report says at least 220 Christians have been abducted by the group

St Peter's Square (Photo: PA)

Rome on high alert with Islamic State just 300 miles from Italy

A pro-ISIS demonstration in Mosul (PA)

If ISIS could kill us all, they would

The murdered Copts are victims of a theological and intellectual caricature that we must wake up to

Pope Francis (CNS)

Vatican representative vows to remain in Libya in solidarity with Catholic community

Relatives of the victims before their murder  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Britain’s intervention in Libya was a disaster, and yesterday 21 innocent Egyptian Christians became the latest victims

A mother of one of the victims holds her son's picture in the village of el-Aour near Minya, south of Cairo, Egypt (Photo: PA)

Militants declaring loyalty to Islamic State in Libya single out Rome as a target

Displaced Iraqi Christians who fled from ISIS militants in Mosul pray at a school acting as a refugee camp (CNS)

Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil calls for military intervention during visit to Parliament

Mourners pray for Jordanian pilot murdered by Islamic State (CNS)

Churches are also holding prayer vigils for the cause of interreligious harmony

Displaced Christians pray at the St Joseph Cathedral in Ankawa, Erbil, northern Iraq (Photo: CNS)

The archbishop says a big challenge is to rebuild trust between Christians and Muslims

An Iraqi Christian child who fled from violence in Iraq lies on a bed in Jordan (CNS)

A Catholic official warned that funding will soon run out to feed and house thousands of Iraqi Christians