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The Polish Church has dismissed the threat

Archbishop Zelimir Puljic accused the tribunal of acting from ‘political motives’

The Church has survived brutality. But it might not survive the compromising of its values

Militants told Christians they would be killed if they were seen in church

Secretary-general of European bishops’ council says the EU has failed to act on its pledge to protect persecuted minorities

Russia’s Supreme Court declared Jehovah’s Witnesses an ‘extremist’ group and ordered the nationwide seizure of its property

Cardinal Barbarin said it feels like democracy has ‘gone mad’ in France and that voters seem ‘totally lost’

A Catholic spokesman says ISIS is now ‘strongly entrenched’ in the North Sinai region

Bishop Tierrablanca said police had stepped up security at churches since last year’s coup attempt

Bishop Jean-Paul Jaeger of Arras said ‘unhealthy’ conditions meant the transfer of people from the camp was necessary