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Iraqi Christians attend Mass at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad on the 
first Christmas after the massacre of worshippers  (AP)

The war that no one wants to talk about

Unless we act quickly, Islamism will ensure that the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia are Christian-free within a generation

Francis met Syriac Christians during his recent visit to Turkey (CNS)

Turkish government gives go-ahead to Syriac church in Istanbul

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Sunday (AP/Riccardo De Luca)

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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Pope Francis attends a welcoming ceremony with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential palace in Ankara (CNS)

On the questions of ISIS and Armenia, President Erdogan seemed to be given a pass by the Pope

Pope Francis meets with young refugees from Syria and Iraq during his trip to Turkey (CNS)

Pope Francis answered questions on the synod on his journey home from Turkey

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

Francis stands next to the Grand Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, right, at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul (AP)

Francis’s prayer in Blue Mosque recalls Benedict XVI’s famous gesture in 2006

Pope Francis is welcomed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential palace in Ankara (Photo: PA)

In his first address the Pope said Turkey was ‘precious to every Christian’ because of its history

Pope Francis addresses Brazilian bishops in Rio in July 2013 (AP)

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