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Addressing the international community, Bishop Avenya said: ‘Don’t wait for the genocide to happen before intervening’

The Colosseum will be illuminated at the same time as prominent churches in Syria and Iraq

The Parliament building will be lit up along with at least 10 cathedrals for #RedWednesday

A French Catholic group has sent the new statues from Lourdes to Erbil, where they will be carried through the streets in procession

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In an interview on Egyptian television, she said: ‘I’m not angry at the one who did this, I am telling him, may God forgive you’

Their future depends on help from the West, according to a senior Chaldean Catholic official

A Catholic spokesman says ISIS is now ‘strongly entrenched’ in the North Sinai region

The murder – the sixth in less than a month – comes after ISIS promised to step up its attacks

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