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Pope Francis waves before reciting the Regina Coeli prayer yesterday (AP)

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An Iraqi-Kurdish refugee family waits to be transferred from a makeshift camp at the port town of Skaramagkas, Greece.  (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)

Pope Francis will visit refugees on the island of Lesbos on Saturday

The damaged St Sarkis Church in Sadad, Syria (CNS)

Refugees making their way back to the city of Sadad more than two years after it was overrun by terrorists

A Syrian refugee girl in Turkey holds 
a picture of St Michael the Archangel (PA)

Flight of a million Christians

An aid mission to embattled Syria reveals that thousands more faithful are fleeing the country than had previously been thought

Franciscan monks respond to call to care for refugees (CNS photo/Alessandro Di Meo, EPA)

Convent in Italy to provide accommodation and care to those fleeing war

The ruined Mar Elian monastery in Qaryatain (AP)

St Elian monastery, in the recaptured town of Qaryatain, was bulldozed by the terrorist group last summer

The House of Lords (PA)

Lord Alton said the rejection of an amendment to the Immigration Bill was a ‘lamentable failure’ by Parliament

Yemeni security forces gather outside the Missionaries of Charity home in Aden (AP)

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US Secretary of State John Kerry (PA)

US Secretary of State says ISIS is genocidal in both its ideology and actions towards Yazidis, Christians and Shia

David Cameron has been urged by lawyers and parliamentarians to recognise ISIS's actions as genocidal (PA)

A cross-party group of peers is pushing for a judge to determine whether ISIS are carrying out genocide in the Middle East