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An Assyrian Christian girl, holds a candle as she attends Mass marking the traditional Palm Sunday procession at the Assyrian church in east of Beirut, Lebanon,  (AP)

The Barnabas Fund has said Government plans to rescue refugees from camps will lead to Christians being left behind

Pope Francis speaks during Vespers at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/09/15

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

An armed police officer climbs stairs at the hotel where 17 people died in Sevare, Mali, on August 11 (CNS)

Catholic Relief Services worker calls for united effort to combat extremism in the north African country

'In this age of instant communication, Christian letter-writing should be seen as an apostolate' (PA)

Putting forward the Christian point of view in the press and social media will help keep the moral dimension of public debates alive

Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, who died on Saturday (CNS)

Italian Cardinal Biffi dies at 87

Pope Francis said the cardinal guided his flock with ‘zeal and wisdom’

The fall of the Berlin Wall was supposed to mark ‘the end of history’ (AP)

Why the religious kill

The greatest threat to freedom in the post-modern world is radical, politicised religion

Cardinal Vinko Puljic unveils a statue of St John Paul II in front of the cathedral in Sarajevo (PA)

Pope Francis will be the third pontiff to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina when he travels there on June 6

Syrians in Aleppo clear the streets after shelling (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Audo says that almost everyone would leave Aleppo if they could

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

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