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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)

Recognising one’s own faults gives people ‘peace and well-being’, Pontiff explains in homily

A stained glass window depicting St David

Magnificat: The week ahead

How to get more from Magnificat, the daily spiritual life companion

Pope Francis passes through St Peter's Square (CNS)

Domenico Giani, inspector general of the Vatican’s police force, says while threat is real, he knows of no planned attack on the pontiff

ISIS supporters in Libya (PA)

Taking Christ at His word, we must use this Lent as an opportunity to offer up our prayers for murdered Christians and their killers

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope tells persecuted Christians that they have not been forgotten

Pope Francis hears a Confession in Brazil in July 2013 (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Pontiff urges faithful to receive the Sacrament of Penance in Lent

James Foley: Emwazi appeared in the video of his murder

Catholic mother says ‘we need to end the hatred’

Archbishop Gänswein looks on as the Pope Emeritus meets Francis after the conclave (CNS)

The Pope Emeritus experiment is working

Two years ago Benedict XVI became the first Pope Emeritus in the Catholic Church’s history. Thanks to his wisdom and restraint the historic innovation hasn’t led to disaster

Pope Francis passes Mexico flag in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Pope’s use of the term ‘Mexicanisation’ was not meant as an insult to the Mexican people, according to spokesman