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The Commander of the Joint Military Operation Commander, Army Lt Gen Talib Shaghati (AP)

The Iraqi commander made the call as the army approached a historic Christian town near Mosul

Nuns take part in a protest against extrajudicial killings in President Duterte's 'War on Drugs' campaign (AP)

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A Palestinian Christian bride enters the Church of Nativity, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, during her wedding celebration in the West Bank town of Bethlehem Saturday Dec. 9, 2006. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Annulment chaos in the Holy Land

Many Arab Christians wanting to divorce resort to converting to another religion

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Armenians are escorted to prison by Ottoman soldiers in April 1915  (AP Photo, File)

Christian militias are merely defending villages from an enemy that will show no mercy. But in doing so they must make dangerous choices

Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh, the Saudi grand mufti, comments have angered some Shia Muslims (AP)

The Sunni-Shia conflict forces Governments to make tricky diplomatic choices. Iran seems a better prospect

The Nineveh Plain Protection Units in training (AP)

Assyrian group says it has liberated a village from ISIS control with help from US-led coalition

Fr Sherbrooke with Diana, Princess of Wales, Mother Teresa and her Sisters (photo courtesy of the author)

Mother Teresa’s terrifying premonition

Working at her side as the West prepared for war with Saddam Hussein, I saw her dread as she glimpsed the future of Middle Eastern Christianity

A man carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo on April 28 (AP)

Cafod is amongst the aid agencies unable to enter the Syrian city because of heavy fighting

A Syrian fighter sits next to two food containers and a mirror in Douma, Syria  (CNS)

Pope Francis was speaking after the recitation of the Angelus prayer in St Peter’s Square on Sunday