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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

A young Kurdish refugee from Kobane, the Syrian town attacked by ISIS (CNS)

More than 100 representatives sign open letter that quotes from the Quran

Catholic students in Manila demonstrating against Boko Haram earlier this year (CNS)

Maiduguri Diocese attacked by insurgents, according to official

Steven Sotloff (CNS)

Francis ‘deeply saddened’ by murder of US journalist by Islamic State

Displaced Yazidis fleeing Iraq for Syria (PA)

The tragedy of the Yazidis of Iraq

The Middle East is increasingly a place to conceal one’s religion

Blood stains on the floor of the Jesus Joy church in Kenya as police officers attend the scene (PA)

The recent attack on the Jesus Joy Church, which left at least six people dead, is thought to be the work of Al-Shabaab

Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete (Photo: PA)

Clergy receive text message saying ‘many more will die’

The HMS Ocean heads towards Greenwich for a pre-Oympics security exercise (PA photo)

Are they really going to shoot down aircraft over London? If not, what are those Typhoon jets for?