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

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

Iraqis fleeing the fighting against Islamic State (IS) group are seen in Mosul

Francis said forces involved in the battle to drive ISIS from the city have an obligation to protect innocents

The bishops were refused entry due to fears that they might not return home

The ransacked church had been in ISIS’s hands for two years

The villagers have been moved to a nearby camp for their safety

Francis told the faithful in St Peter’s Square he was ‘pained by the cold blooded murder’ perpetrated in the Iraqi city by the terrorists

Archbishop Warda of Irbil said his country will require intervention in order to achieve reconciliation between the country’s divided groups

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