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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

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem in Bethlehem (CNS)

Lt Muath Kasasbeh is the first soldier serving with the US-led coalition fighting ISIS to be held by the terrorists

Badges supporting ISIS on sale in a bookshop in Istanbul (AP)

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Pope Francis prays beside the River Jordan (AP)

Pontiff blesses Syrian and Iraqi refugees who have fled to Jordan at end of first day of Holy Land trip

Pope Francis celebrates mass in Amman's International Stadium (AP)

Congregation of 300,000 attend papal Mass in Amman’s International Stadium

Pope Francis speaks to King Abdullah II of Jordan (AP)

Pope begins intense three-day visit to the Holy Land in Jordan

Dutch Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt who was killed in Syria in April (CNS)

A grassroots campaign is under way in the US to fight the oppression of religious minorities

Jordan's King Abdullah II, Pope Francis and and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal pose for photos during a private audience at the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse (CNS)

Trip to Holy Land will include a visit to the royal palace and a Mass celebration in a football stadium

King Abdullah II of Jordan meets Pope Francis yesterday (AP)

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Syrians wait to cross the border into Iraq (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal McCarrick says he is ‘not in favour of going to war to make peace’