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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

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama presents relief material in Jos, Nigeria.  Many refugees are now flee to Cameroon (CNS)

A delegation met with some of the estimated 36,000 Nigerians who have sought safety from Islamist terrorists in recent weeks

A Syrian girl looks out from a UNICEF tent in an informal settlement near Amman, Jordan (CNS)

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said that young people in the region are suffering ‘the brutal consequences of war’

Women mourn loved ones who died in a Boko Haram church bombing in 2012 (CNS)

In a letter to the bishops of Nigeria, Francis says he prays for the country every day

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (PA)

Archbishop Coutts has accused Nawaz Sharif of leaving minority faith communities open to attack

Pakistani Christians pray for victims of a pair of Taliban suicide bombings that struck two churches on Sunday (PA)

The latest bombings show the Pakistani state to be weak in the face of terror and that the Taliban is still very much in business

A Pakistani Christian mourns as people gather at a church attacked by a suicide bomber (PA)

14 people were killed and least 78 people were injured in suicide bomb attacks on two churches in Pakistan

An Assyrian woman prays at a church in Damascus during a special Mass for Assyrian Christians (CNS)

ISIS militants have stepped up their attacks on Assyrian Christian towns in northern Syria.

Syrian refugees near the Turkish border (CNS)

According to reports, ISIS have released a number of Christians kidnapped in north-east Syria last month but have taken more hostages