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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

Pakistanis light candles during a vigil for the victims of a suicide bombing attack on churches (PA)

Christians across Pakistan took to the streets to protest after the latest deadly attacks

Jesuit Fr Alexis Prem Kumar, who was released last month (CNS)

Indian Jesuit abducted in Afghanistan last year says the voice of Pope Francis was consoling

Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar of India (CNS)

Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar, who was kidnapped in June last year, was freed after intervention by the Indian government

Fr Alexis Prem Kumar SJ

Fr Alexis Prem Kumar SJ was abducted by Taliban gunmen in June last year

Displaced Iraqi Christians who fled from ISIS militants in Mosul pray at a school acting as a refugee camp (CNS)

Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil calls for military intervention during visit to Parliament

Pakistani volunteers carry a student injured in the shootout at a school under attack by Taliban gunmen (PA)

Catholic Church has joined the chorus of condemnation of the deadly attack by Taliban

A Saudi Arabian woman at a gift shop in Riyadh (AP)

Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on St Valentine’s Day might be ridiculous but it is also understandable