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The Pope and president meet in 2014 (PA)

Twiplomacy study shows that the Pope’s ‘retweet’ and ‘favourite’ rate is more than eight times higher than the US president’s

President Obama said Islam was woven into America's history since its founding (PA)

President Obama’s recent speech on Islam and America’s foundation was historically inaccurate

Pope Francis with US President Barack Obama (CNS)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin also suggested Francis will go to UN during September trip

President Obama at the White House last night Below: A video of his address

US president lays out strategy for combating ISIS advance

American journalist James Foley, who appears to have been killed by Islamic State terrorists Below: Fr Paul Gousse leaves the Foley family home in Rochester, Boston (PA)

Islamic State have released a video appearing to show murder of James Wright Foley

Displaced Iraqi Christian families, who fled from the village of Hamdaniya near the northern city of Mosul (PA)

Babies and the elderly among those suffering from diseases, thirst and malnutrition

Protesters display signs and carry flags during a rally in Detroit to highlight persecution of Iraqi Christians (CNS)

Chaldeans take part in prayer vigil after Detroit protest

Gillian Gibbons, the British teacher who was jailed in Sudan in 2007 for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Mohammed (PA)

The case of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim tells us a great deal about the Muslim mindset as it exists in Sudan today

Nancy Pelosi, minority leader of the US House of Representatives (AP)

The US politician is ‘thrilled’ with the gift of a rosary, but will her faith ever show in her voting record?

Pope Francis meets with President Obama

Pope Francis welcomed President Obama to the Vatican for a private meeting during which they were expected to discuss issues of social justice