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Bishop Melki was beheaded a century ago for refusing to convert

Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq.

The archbishop says the crisis in Iraq has challenged his faith despite him encouraging Christians who flee to Irbil

The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes is said to have survived a blaze at the El Goloso base near Madrid last month

Five cardinals are among the signatories to a petition organised by Catholic student association TFP Student Action

Fr Giancarlo Manieri, who celebrated the requiem mass for Vittorio Casamonica, said he was unaware of what was going to happen outside his church

Islamists destroy 5th-century Mar Elian monastery

Catholic, Protestant and Muslim work to bring peace and tolerance

The Proofreader blog has suggested supposed Vatican email addresses were in fact based in Canada and Virginia

Eastern European countries faces EU and UN criticism

Vatican spokesman insists ‘there is no endorsement’ of call for dialogue over islands