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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)

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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

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

Protesters outside the US embassy in London (PA)

ISIS are not isolated fanatics, but highly organised and have a hinterland of support in many Western nations

Bishop Angaelos, general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK (CNS)

Bishop Angaelos, the general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, has released a statement following murder of Christians in Libya

Migrants wait to disembark in the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo (PA)

On Sunday a boat carrying 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean, with only 28 people rescued so far

A screen shot from the video

Terrorists release propaganda video showing two massacres of Christians from Ethiopia

A woman waits to disembark from an Italian Navy vessel in the harbour of Reggio Calabria, southern Italy earlier this week (AP)

Police in Sicily say 12 Christians are feared dead after altercation occurred during crossing from Libya