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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (CNS)

Pope Francis writes to Tony Abbott ahead of G20 summit in Brisbane

The Prince of Wales (PA)

The Prince has become one of the most high-profile names to speak out about the persecution of Christians

A woman and children who fled from violence in Nineveh province in Iraq (CNS)

Christian refugees are facing a life-and-death situation in the Nineveh Plain

A Syrian child cries at a refugee camp in Lebanon (AP)

Vatican’s UN nuncio makes comments in statement to Security Council

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Sanctions went into effect following repeated, but ‘unfortunately unfruitful ultimatums’

Displaced familes flee violence in Iraq (CNS)

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A mother and son survey the damage to their home in Gaza after an airstrike earlier this year (CNS)

Joint statement says Palestinians right to statehood is ‘long overdue’

Franciscan Father Hanna Jallouf

Custody of the Holy Land confirm Franciscan Father Hanna Jallouf now under house arrest

Pope Francis greets prelates after the general audience (AP)

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David Haines, the British aid worker killed by ISIS

30 countries pledge to combat ISIS “by all means necessary”