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Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama presents relief material in Jos, Nigeria.  Many refugees are now flee to Cameroon (CNS)

A delegation met with some of the estimated 36,000 Nigerians who have sought safety from Islamist terrorists in recent weeks

Women mourn loved ones who died in a Boko Haram church bombing in 2012 (CNS)

In a letter to the bishops of Nigeria, Francis says he prays for the country every day

Pakistani protesters throw rocks during clashes with police (PA)

14 people were killed and more than 70 were injured in suicide bombings in Lahore on Sunday

Pakistani Christians pray for victims of a pair of Taliban suicide bombings that struck two churches on Sunday (PA)

The latest bombings show the Pakistani state to be weak in the face of terror and that the Taliban is still very much in business

A Pakistani Christian mourns as people gather at a church attacked by a suicide bomber (PA)

14 people were killed and least 78 people were injured in suicide bomb attacks on two churches in Pakistan

Iraqi Christians attend Mass at a church in Baghdad (CNS)

Catholics can ‘become promoters of dialogue through peace, prayer and sharing of burdens’, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri has said

An Assyrian woman prays at a church in Damascus during a special Mass for Assyrian Christians (CNS)

ISIS militants have stepped up their attacks on Assyrian Christian towns in northern Syria.

Assyrians in Lebanon wave their community's flag during a march in solidarity with Christians abducted in Syria and Iraq by ISIS (PA)

Aid is being sent to families who fled their homes when ISIS raided Assyrian villages on the Khabur River in north-east Syria

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope tells persecuted Christians that they have not been forgotten

Assyrians in Lebanon wave their community's flag as they protest in solidarity with Christians abducted in Syria and Iraq by ISIS (PA)

ISIS kidnapped an estimated 220 Christians in north-eastern Syria last month