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Cardinal Edwin O'Brien (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Cardinal O’Brien, who ministered to dying troops in Vietnam, suggests US public is ‘very blase’ about ISIS

Pope Francis gives a thumbs up (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-SCANDAL Oct. 14, 2015.

Francis encourages young people to read the Bible, sharing his own reading habits in his prologue for the new YoutCat German Bible

Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, right, and Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil, Iraq, speak to reporters (Photo: PA)

Knights of Columbus have already raised $3 million for Christian refugees

Francis prays during Mass in St Peter's Basilica marking the start of the Caritas Internationalis general assembly (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/05/15

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

People gather around the ruins of the burned Bama Market in Maiduguri, Nigeria (CNS)

Aid to the Church in Need say 5,000 Catholics have been killed in one diocese alone

Pope Francis spoke about the persecuted Church (Photo: CNS)

The Pope urged the international community ‘not to remain mute’ in the face of such persecution

The Prince of Wales  (PA)

Defender of the (Eastern) faith

Prince Charles has a new obsession as strong as his passions for ecology and architecture. He is refusing to stand idly by as Christians are driven out of the Middle East

Bishop Lang. 'Pope Francis has called on us to support Christians facing persecution wherever they are in the world.' (Photo: Mazur/

Show those imprisoned or brutalised for their faith that they are not forgotten, says Bishop Lang

A sniper surveys the rubble in Kobani. 'There is a need for immediate action similar to what took place in Kobani' (Photo: PA)

Latest report says at least 220 Christians have been abducted by the group

Refugees sit outside St Joseph's Chaldean Catholic Church in Ankawa, Iraq (CNS)

Pope highlights plight of persecuted Christians in homily for Vespers in the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls