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A Syrian child cries at a refugee camp in Lebanon (AP)

Vatican’s UN nuncio makes comments in statement to Security Council

The United Nations in session (PA)

‘Responsibility to protect’ must be part of ‘rule of law,’ says nuncio

Pope Francis welcomes former Israeli President Shimon Peres during their meeting at the Vatican (CNS)

Former Israeli President asks Pope to head United Religions organisation

Pope Francis with UN secretary-general Ban-Ki Moon at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope renews ‘urgent appeal to the international community to end Iraq tragedy’

Christian refugees march against persecution by Islamic State fighters outside the UN compound in Irbil, Iraq (also below - CNS)

Demonstrators faint in the heat during march on UN base in Irbil.

A woman and child in South Sudan camp for internally displaced people (CNS)

Religious leaders present at the signing of proposed peace deal in Ethiopia

Cartoon by Christian Adams

United Nations bureaucracy tends to regard religious traditions as an obstacle to the international enforcement of human rights

A displaced boy holds a child as he sits on a bench on a 40-acre diocesan compound in Bossangoa (CNS)

Bishop says he and three parish priests narrowly escaped being killed by Islamist rebels

Pope Francis will address the heads of the UN’s agencies amid claims that UN committees are unfairly targeting the Catholic Church   (PA)

Pope expected to urge UN to focus on its founding mission after ‘surreal’ questioning of Church record on torture

Pope Francis blesses a baby as he leaves St Stanislaus church (AP)

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