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The German Bishops’ Conference has called for a ‘Day of Prayer for Harassed and Persecuted Christians’, scheduled for December 26

Barbara Jatta has been serving as vice-director of the museums since June

In a telegram to President Vladimir Putin, the Pope assured Russian people of his prayers and spiritual solidarity

In a telegram to the Archbishop of Berlin, Pope Francis said ‘people of good will must fight the folly of terrorism’

The cardinal advised Catholics to remain ‘serene’ by reaffirming the Church’s teaching

A 10-year-old girl has died of her injuries following the suicide bombing earlier this month

17 martyrs of different nationalities died at communist hands from 1954 to 1970

The attack on a Christmas market in Berlin has killed 12 people and left a further 48 injured

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Diplomatic talks chaired by the Catholic Church stalled over the weekend