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Official blames UN peacekeepers for failing to stop church massacre

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

Eastern Ukraine bishop: Catholics are too frightened to attend Mass

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

Priests in Libya say Catholics are living in fear

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

Cardinal Koch’s visit to Russia strengthens Catholic-Orthodox ties

Vatican Cardinal Kurt Koch (CNS)

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

Pope backs us on Communion for the remarried, says German official

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

Freiburg spokesman says local Church has authority to issue new guidelines

Church leaders in Ukraine reject EU demand for new gay rights laws

Ukrainian Catholic leader Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (CNS)

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

Diocese promises transparency as Vatican envoy investigates ‘high-spending’ German bishop

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

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

Egypt’s Catholic Church praises military for pushing out Morsi

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

Church leaders welcome EU move to tie aid to religious freedom

European Union flags wave in Brussels (AP)

The EU has adopted new guidelines on promoting religious freedom

Bishop in Mali says his flock are in hiding

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