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Camel riders pass stone pillars, a relic of the Roman Empire, in the desert city of Palmyra, central Syria (PA)

The grave threat to Palmyra should cause a collective shudder in all who love our heritage

Sister Diana Momeka (CNS)

Sister Diana Momeka told a congressional hearing that Iraqis who have fled Islamists ‘want nothing more than to go home’

Iraqi Christian refugee girl holds souvenir of Holy Family as boy looks on at a Lebanese church (CNS)

Cardinal Bechara Rai tells UNESCO that Christians are ‘irreplaceable peacemakers’ and, without them, ‘Islam will fall into the hands of fundamentalists’

Police apparently foiled attacks on two churches in the city (AP)

An alleged Islamic extremist planned to attack two churches, according to reports

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis sends message to the patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church after latest ISIS massacre

Protesters outside the US embassy in London (PA)

ISIS are not isolated fanatics, but highly organised and have a hinterland of support in many Western nations

Bishop Angaelos, general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK (CNS)

Bishop Angaelos, the general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, has released a statement following murder of Christians in Libya

Cardinal Bechara Rai (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Maronite Catholic patriarch briefs ambassadors on Middle East crisis

Cardinal Nichols celebrating Mass in Erbil (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The Archbishop of Westminster joined Archbishop Bashar Warda and the Chaldean community in a celebration of Mass on Sunday

Francis blesses Barbara Henning (PA)

Barbara Henning and Mike Haines spoke to the Pope after the general audience in the Vatican today