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Chaldean Catholics at a Mass in Scottsdale, Arizona (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

They said priests who left without permission had to ‘regularise their status’

Pope Francis attends an interfaith peace gathering outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, Italy (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Peaceful people gather to pray for peace – it won’t sway those in favour of violence

Members of the Nineveh Plain Protection Units, who have won their first battle against ISIS (Photo: CNS)

Fighting fire with fire

ISIS has brought terror to Iraq’s Christian community. Now there’s a military fightback – but could it make things even worse?

Christian women gather at an Assyrian church in Irbil, Iraq (AP)

Despite military defeats suffered by ISIS, Iraqi Christians say minority groups in the country face further uncertainty

Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako speaks to the media (CNS photo/ Alaa Al-Marjani, Reuters)

Thousands of families, most of whom are Christian, have been displaced by ISIS offensives

Cardinal Nichols (AP)

Cardinal Nichols said that international assistance is required in the Middle East

The House of Commons voted by 278 votes to 0, with backing from all major parties (PA)

The motion calls on the Government to table a resolution at the UN Security Council

The ruined Mar Elian monastery in Qaryatain (AP)

St Elian monastery, in the recaptured town of Qaryatain, was bulldozed by the terrorist group last summer

A photograph and a file with personal details of kidnapped Indian priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil (AP)

Salesian leaders say rumours that the priest was crucified on Good Friday are false

A man prays during a memorial gathering in Brussels following Tuesday's terrorist attacks (CNS)

Fr Michel Gaillard has served as chaplain of the Belgian airport targeted by ISIS for 10 years