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Pope Francis passes through St Peter's Square (CNS)

Domenico Giani, inspector general of the Vatican’s police force, says while threat is real, he knows of no planned attack on the pontiff

ISIS parades in Mosul, formerly home to a large Christian community (PA)

Assyrian Christians appeal for help after at least 90 people were abducted from villages in the north-east of the country

Armed French police patrol an area north of Paris after the Paris shootings (PA)

The best way to disarm terrorists

What makes a jihadist and an IRA leader lay down their weapons? Not tough new anti-terror laws that offer us a false sense of security

Cardinal André Vingt-Trois: 'Pray to the Lord for the victims of the terrorists'

Cardinal André Vingt-Trois issues message to the faithful in Paris

A memorial outside the French embassy in Berlin yesterday (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

It is time to go back to the Regensburg speech

Police officers outside the officers where the attack happened (AP)

Vatican condemns Charlie Hebdo massacre

Church condemns ‘abominable’ attack on people and freedom of the press

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem in Bethlehem (CNS)

Lt Muath Kasasbeh is the first soldier serving with the US-led coalition fighting ISIS to be held by the terrorists

The Pope speaks during a press conference on the flight from Istanbul to Rome (AP)

Francis says ‘every religion’ is blighted by ‘little groups’ of fundamentalists

ISIS fighters stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul (CNS)

Militants have been said to be using the convent as a logistics base

A woman and children who fled from violence in Nineveh province in Iraq (CNS)

Christian refugees are facing a life-and-death situation in the Nineveh Plain