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Open Doors International said 2014 had the highest level of global persecution of Christians in the modern era

Archbishop Eamon Martin says says Church will put forward ‘a robust defence of the right to life’

Photos of alleged captives posted on Islamist internet forum

Pope Francis begins papal visit with speech delivered in English at Colombo airport

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called on the international community to help stop the Islamist advance in Nigeria

Money will be used to support and train clergy to help people afflicted with the virus

Pope Francis also called on Muslim leaders and other religious officials to condemn terrorism in speech

Francis will be welcomed in Sri Lanka by the country’s new president

Panama bishop received news of his appointment on his smartphone

The Vatican has released a translation of the speech delivered by Francis at the Apostolic Palace