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A protester at a rally against ISIS organised by Muslims in Edinburgh (PA)

How religious is ISIS?

If Britain insists on a reductionist approach to religion, we are unlikely to get close to the right answers over Islamism

Syrian refugees in Jordan. Millions are displaced (CNS)

Maronite leader appeals to worldwide faithful for help

An anti-terrorism protest  in Sousse (AP)

Terror attacks on Friday left more than 50 dead on three continents

Iraqi children play outside a tent in Ainkawa, near Irbil (CNS)

Cardinal Angelo Scola was joined by the Maronite Catholic patriarch on a visit to Irbil

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