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At least 40 people were reportedly arrested near or at their homes, mostly on Sunday

US bishops voted to allow that Julia Greeley, a Missouri-born domestic worker, be investigated for a possible sainthood

Officials have also urged people not to share the video, saying the militants sought to fan hatred between Christians and Muslims

St Nicholas has become the Russian Orthodox Church’s most popular saint, credited with miracles and with preventing catastrophes in Russia

A Catholic priest is among those being held by the extremists in the southern city of Marawi

‘Without work for everyone, there will not be dignity for everyone,’ says Francis on trip to Genoa

Hours after Friday’s attack, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi announced that Egypt had launched airstrikes against militant training bases in Libya

Reports say 26 Coptic pilgrims were killed while travelling to a monastery

At least 21 people have died in fighting between the Philippines army and ISIS-linked militant groups

The extremists forced their way into a cathedral in Marawi as violence erupted in the southern city