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Christian women gather at an Assyrian church in Irbil, Iraq (AP)

Middle East Christians in America and beyond appear to be behind the new president due to his pro-Russian, anti-Saudi leanings

Members of the Nineveh Plain Protection Units, who have won their first battle against ISIS (Photo: CNS)

Fighting fire with fire

ISIS has brought terror to Iraq’s Christian community. Now there’s a military fightback – but could it make things even worse?

A man browses through newspapers outside a kiosk in Athens (AP)

Bregrets, I’ve had a few

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Leave voters are left with a sickening feeling that we have helped to bring about a great disaster

Fr Dall'Oglio was asked to leave Syria but couldn't bear to desert the count country he loved. (CNS)
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Six clergy have vanished without trace since the Syrian conflict erupted. Many fear the worst, but we must never give up hope that they will be found

The Prince of Wales  (PA)

Defender of the (Eastern) faith

Prince Charles has a new obsession as strong as his passions for ecology and architecture. He is refusing to stand idly by as Christians are driven out of the Middle East

Ukip leader Nigel Farage

Will Ukip get a foot in the door?

Nigel Farage’s ‘insurgent’ party is gaining a following among the faithful – much to the consternation of the bishops of England and Wales

Prince Charles looks at a gift presented to him with Archbishop Habib of Basra, Iraq, during a visit to meet Iraqi Christians, in London (PA)

Prince tells Iraqi Christians they are ‘literally following in the footsteps of the Holy Family’

Pope Francis pictured  with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople in a poster displayed outside a Catholic Church in Istanbul (CNS)

Vatican spokesman says some refugees may be present when the Pope meets Catholic students

The traditionally Anglican programme will broadcast from Catholic churches

Songs of Praise to include Masses

TV show to include services from other Christian denominations

St Ignatius church is to close

St Ignatius has been earmarked for closure by the Diocese of Lancaster