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A man reacts as he carries a wounded girl who survived an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus (CNS photo/Bassam Khabieh, Reuters)

Maronite leader said survivors are praying, but added the bombings are “a kind of Russian roulette”

The Monastery of Mar Elian before and after its destruction by ISIS fighters

The monastery of Mar Elian, destroyed by ISIS, was a beacon of inter-faith co-operation

Members of the Egyptian security services stand guard at the site of a July 16 bomb blast in Cairo (CNS)

Human rights groups have criticised the laws, which prescribe tough penalties against citizens judged to be supporting terrorism

A boy stands with a cross outside Sacre Coeur basilica in Paris (Photo: CNS)

Faithful urged to take extra measures by the Interior Ministry and the bishops’ conference

Assyrians citizens hold placards during a sit-in for abducted Christians in Syria and Iraq, at a church in Lebanon (PA)

The Syrian Observatory on Human Rights has reported a group of elderly Christians kidnapped by Islamists in February have been freed

Displaced Iraqi children stand in a classroom of a school used as a shelter (CNS)

Fr Bashar Kthea, a Syriac Catholic priest, is ministering to more than 1,700 families in a camp near Irbil

African Christians worship in an Anglican church in Tripoli (PA)

The taking of the three men is the latest in a series of kidnappings of Middle East Christians

Syrian women light candles before attending a prayer service at the Melkite Catholic patriarchate in Damascus (CNS)

Fr Antoine Boutros and his driver have not been seen since July 12

Lord Rowan Williams with Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (Flickr/Mazur)

Lord Rowan Williams spoke at Arundel and Brighton’s 50th anniversary celebrations in the Amex Stadium

Wind picks up snow from the ground as a man waits to take a photograph of a statue dedicated to the victims of the Katyn massacre in 1940 (PA)

How should Christians respond to historical and current acts of violence? A Protestant evangelical community gives one example