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An African Union soldier clears a barricade put up by protesters following the attack (Photo: PA)

Priest, 76, was among those killed in attack on church in Bangui, Central African Republic

A pro-Russian man holds a crucifix next to a Russian flag during a demonstration in Donetsk's Lenin Square (CNS)

Catholics are staying home amid fighting and kidnapping

Acting Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, third from left in front, speaks to the media after bomb blasts in Tripoli (Photo: CNS)

Police say they can no longer protect Christians, according to priests

Vatican Cardinal Kurt Koch (CNS)

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill says dialogue with Catholics is now ‘essential’

Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, president of the German bishops' conference (AP)

Freiburg spokesman says local Church has authority to issue new guidelines

Ukrainian Catholic leader Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (CNS)

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk says EU is ‘like a teenager … who needs a Christian education’

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg (AP)

Diocese of Limburg seeks to ‘appease anxieties’ of priests and lay people

An anti-Morsi protester holds up a copy of the Quran and a cross (Photo: CNS)

Spokesman says the army was responding to the will of the people

European Union flags wave in Brussels (AP)

The EU has adopted new guidelines on promoting religious freedom

French troops stand guard about 40 km outside Segou (Photo: PA)

Bishop Traore, whose diocese is on the frontline of the conflict, says people are too scared to enter churches