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An Assyrian woman prays at a church in Damascus at a Mass for Christians abducted by ISIS (Photo: CNS)

La Croix says kidnapping follows series of atrocities in newly captured town

The ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, now under Islamic State control (Photo: CNS)

Islamic State militants have been pushed back from villages dotting the Khabur River

Sister Diana Momeka (CNS)

Sister Diana Momeka told a congressional hearing that Iraqis who have fled Islamists ‘want nothing more than to go home’

An Assyrian woman at a protest following the kidnapping. ISIS has demanded millions of dollars for their release (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Over 200 hostages now face a Sharia court in Raqqa

Displaced Christians in Erbil, Iraq (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Brighton mother of two has mobilised the efforts of 100 parishes

The Vatican may have been a target, an Italian prosecutor has said (AP)

Eighteen suspects also planned attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to prosecutor

ISIS militants murdered 30 Ethiopians in a video released on Sunday

Thirty men killed by ISIS were not soldiers but young innocents hoping to better the lives of their families, say bishops

A screen shot from the video

Terrorists release propaganda video showing two massacres of Christians from Ethiopia

Iraqi Christians in America protests against government inaction (AP)

Cardinal Bagnasco may sound like a conspiracy theorist, but he raises pertinent questions over the persecution of Christians

Christians who fled unrest in Syria and Iraq at a February protest in Beirut (CNS)

Catholic patriarchs have used their Easter messages to speak out over the suffering of Christians in Syria and Iraq