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Thousands flee as clashes erupt in Central African Republic

Armed rebel fighters calling themselves Seleka patrol the streets in Bangui (Photo: CNS)

Missionary says bodies are left in the street after fighting leaves at least 60 dead

Walker raises money for Sudanese children

George McLaughlin

A member of the Knights of St Columba is to walk 98 miles to raise money for Christian schools in Sudan

Young Christian beheaded in northern Iraq

Iraqi archbishops divided over whether the motive of kidnap and murder was primarily religious

More cows, fewer AK-47s

White Father Franz Pfaff

John Newton talks to the priests changing the ways of Uganda’s war-ravaged north

Three priests among dozens killed in attack on Baghdad church

Nuns and bystanders are seen outside Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Dozens of Iraqi Catholics were killed yesterday after Islamic militants took worshippers hostage during Mass

Charity presents Pope with special volume

The Pope examines the book with Graham Hutton

Aid to the Church in Need presents Pope with book containing names of supporters who pledge the equivalent of more than six months of prayer for the Holy Father

Problem of extremism examined

From left to right: John Pontifex, Fr Samir Khalil Samir, Neville Kyrke-Smith, 
Margaret Reagan, Fr Richard Duffield, Peter Sefton-Williams, Fr Gregory Winterton

Vatican expert speaks on impact of extremism in the Middle East