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Pope Francis censes an icon of Jesus as he celebrates Easter Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (AP)

The risen Jesus enables us ‘to see with his eyes of love and compassion’, says Francis

Twenty Egyptian Copts and a Ghanaian man were murdered by ISIS extremists for being Christians

Open Doors list of most dangerous countries dominated by Islamic nations

Pope Francis (CNS)

The resolution calls for a ceasefire, the establishment of a unity government and the calling of elections

Cardinal Wuerl celebrates Mass in San Pietro in Vincoli Basilica in Rome (AP)

Cardinal Wuerl says politicians, the media and even Christians have remained silent about persecution of the faithful

'It may be the case that Mr Putin has entered the war in order to guarantee a place at the Peace Conference' (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Catholics are in desperate need of some moral clarity from the Church

Mourners commemorate the Christian martyrs inside the Virgin Mary Church in the village of el-Aour, near Minya (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

The church will commemorate 21 men beheaded on a Libyan beach

African Christians worship in an Anglican church in Tripoli (PA)

The taking of the three men is the latest in a series of kidnappings of Middle East Christians

Francis praised pilgrims yesterday for attending the Angelus in Rome's fierce summer heat (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Migrants wait to disembark from the Italian Navy frigate Bersagliere at the Reggio Calabria on Monday (PA)

The EU has said it will strengthen sea patrols by its Frontex border agency and destroy human traffickers’ boats

ISIS militants murdered 30 Ethiopians in a video released on Sunday

Reports say Muslim migrant was among 30 Ethiopians murdered in Libya