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Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said that military intervention was the only viable option for combating the Islamists

John Pontifex blogs on the plight of Iraqi Christians

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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