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Francis blesses Barbara Henning (PA)

Barbara Henning and Mike Haines spoke to the Pope after the general audience in the Vatican today

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama presents relief material in Jos, Nigeria.  Many refugees are now flee to Cameroon (CNS)

A delegation met with some of the estimated 36,000 Nigerians who have sought safety from Islamist terrorists in recent weeks

A Syrian girl looks out from a UNICEF tent in an informal settlement near Amman, Jordan (CNS)

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said that young people in the region are suffering ‘the brutal consequences of war’

Women mourn loved ones who died in a Boko Haram church bombing in 2012 (CNS)

In a letter to the bishops of Nigeria, Francis says he prays for the country every day

Syrian refugees near the Turkish border (CNS)

According to reports, ISIS have released a number of Christians kidnapped in north-east Syria last month but have taken more hostages

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

Assyrians troops are preparing to take back Nineveh from ISIS

Iraqi Christians form militia to fight ISIS

Group aims to take back Nineveh Plains from Islamists

Armed French police patrol an area north of Paris after the Paris shootings (PA)

The best way to disarm terrorists

What makes a jihadist and an IRA leader lay down their weapons? Not tough new anti-terror laws that offer us a false sense of security

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said that military intervention was the only viable option for combating the Islamists

Archbishop Kaigama (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called on the international community to help stop the Islamist advance in Nigeria