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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

ISIS parades in Mosul, formerly home to a large Christian community (PA)

Assyrian Christians appeal for help after at least 90 people were abducted from villages in the north-east of the country

Syrian refugees near the Turkish border (CNS)

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Assyrian Christians were taken after militants attacked villages

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, holds a picture of Bishop Cosmas Shi Enxiang of Yixian outside a government building in Hong Kong (CNS)

Cardinal Zen urged the Chinese government to stop suppressing the Church

Men in the Egyptian village of el-Aour mourn the deaths of the Coptic Christians killed by ISIS (PA)

Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina of Giza echoed Pope Francis by hailing the 21 Coptic Christians killed by ISIS as martyrs

Pope Francis (CNS)

Vatican representative vows to remain in Libya in solidarity with Catholic community

Prince Charles met the Iraqi Christians straight after arriving in Jordan (PA)

Prince Charles gives support to displaced Christians during Middle East visit

A displaced woman and child flee violence from ISIS in Sinjar, Iraq (CNS)

Violence against women ‘tears at the very fabric of society’, says Vatican diplomat

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis prays for victims of violent protests and targeted attacks against the Church in Niger