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‘Beelzebub inhabits hearts in this country’

A server leads a procession out of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Bangui in the Central African Republic. The cathedral’s rector was abducted in April (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Jonathan Luxmoore says clergy are being kidnapped, tabernacles profaned and Church hospitals ransacked in the Central African Republic

Polish and Ukrainian Church leaders pledge forgiveness over war deaths

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (CNS)

Seventy years after massacres, archbishops call on people to ‘come together as brothers’

Niger Christians ‘living in fear’ after Islamist attacks

Niger troops stand guard outside the central prison at Niamey, Niger, after an attack by armed gunmen in early June (Photo: PA)

Archbishop Cartateguy raises concerns after spate of violent incidents

Keep up battle against same-sex marriage, urges Catholic leader

Protesters against same-sex marriage in Paris last month (AP)

Resistance against law continues in France

Czech cardinal welcomes compensation from government

Cardinal Duka was jailed for secretly joining the Dominican Order in 1965 (CNS)

The Czech government is giving billions of pounds to the Church for losses under Communist rule

The cardinal who triumphed over Stalin

The camp commandant said ‘there was no need to waste a bullet’ on Cardinal Kazimierz Świątek

In 1941 a young priest was condemned to death by the Soviets. He was to become one of the Church’s great leaders

Ukrainian Catholic Church elects 40-year-old as leader

Archbishop Shevchuk is installed at the Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection of Christ in Kiev (CNS photo/Kon stantin Chernichkin, Reuters)

Archbishop Shevchuk, 40, is chosen to lead the largest of the Eastern churches in full communion with Rome

Cardinal is taped asking abuse victim to keep quiet

A spokesman for Cardinal Danneels says he was naive to think he could help the family reach a reconciliation (Photo: CNS)

A spokesman for Cardinal Danneels says his remarks have been taken out of context

Cold War martyr beatified in Warsaw

A martyred Polish priest was praised for standing against the oppressive forces of Communism when he defended human rights in his sermons during a beatification Mass