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Violence in South Sudan has emptied a whole region, says Church leader

Mgr Taban (Photo: ACN)

Mgr Roko Taban says the Church in the area has ‘lost everything’

Patriarch asks for ‘global campaign of prayer’ ahead of Syria summit

Patriarch Gregorios III

Leader of Catholics in Syria asks for prayers for conference beginning on Tuesday

Coptic leaders say Egypt’s constitution ‘prepares the way for Islamic caliphate’

Christian activist Mona Makram Obeid speaks at a session in parliament after the approval of the new constitution (PA photo)

Three Coptic bishops strongly criticise document, saying it is shaped by Sharia law

Orthodox Church says 90 per cent of Christians have been expelled from Homs

Members of the rebel Free Syrian Army in Homs  (CNS photo/stringer via Reuters)

Christians in Syria are fleeing ‘ongoing ethnic cleansing’, according to Fides

Archbishop says Syria is locked in ‘murderous stalemate’

Security officials inspect the site of a bomb blast in Aleppo, Syria (CNS photo/SANA handout via Reuters)

Archbishop of Damascus says that Catholics say goodbye to each other after Mass, uncertain whether they will meet again

Church in Egypt blames army and police after violence leaves dozens dead

Violence in Cairo last night (Photo: PA)

Peaceful Christian demonstrators attacked by thugs with rifles, sticks and swords, according to Catholic Church spokesman

Sudanese walk for days to join celebrations in new capital

Independence day celebrations in Juba (CNS photo/Thomas Mukoya, Reuters)

But the country’s bishops say there are ‘immense challenges’ ahead

Egypt’s Christians fear ‘uncaged’ Salafists

A church burns in Imbaba, Egypt (Photo: PA)

Months after the revolution John Pontifex meets frightened Coptic Christians worshipping in secret

Archbishop calls for arrest of Koran-burning pastor

Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore at his residence in Lahore (CNS photo/Mian Khursheed, Reuters)

Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore made his comment following protests in which at least 24 people were killed

Church to build hospital and university in Iraq

Archbishop Warda (courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need)

Archbishop says plans are ‘symbols of hope’ for country’s Christian presence