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An icon of the 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya by artist Tony Rezk

Established charity will support at least 12 orphans who lost fathers at hands of Islamists

Women pray during a mass lead by Pope Tawadros II last week (PA)

The names of the martyrs will be entered into the Church’s calendar, Pope Tawadros II has announced

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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Men in the Egyptian village of el-Aour mourn the deaths of the Coptic Christians killed by ISIS (PA)

Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina of Giza echoed Pope Francis by hailing the 21 Coptic Christians killed by ISIS as martyrs

Pope Francis (AP)

Mass offered at the Vatican for Egyptian Copts killed by ISIS in Libya

A man is comforted as he mourns the murder of the  Egyptian Coptic Christians by ISIS terrorists (PA)

Egypt bomb ISIS targets in Libya

Two waves of air strikes targeted training camps and weapon storage areas

Pope Francis (CNS)

Vatican representative vows to remain in Libya in solidarity with Catholic community

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

A coffin carrying the body of a migrant who died crossing the Mediterranean is loaded on to a car in Sicily (AP)

Pope Francis is right: the Mediterranean is becoming ‘a vast graveyard’