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Prince Charles looks at a gift presented to him with Archbishop Habib of Basra, Iraq, during a visit to meet Iraqi Christians, in London (PA)

Prince tells Iraqi Christians they are ‘literally following in the footsteps of the Holy Family’

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama

Archbishop was stunned by the Prince’s support for Christians in the line of fire

ISIS militants standing by a captured Iraqi Army vehicle last week (PA)

Chaldean Auxiliary Bishop Saad Sirop says Christians are ‘afraid of what is going to happen’

Archbishop Jean Sleiman (CNS)

Archbishop of Baghdad believes Iraqi leaders must work together to stop Isis

In winter Russia can be a harsh place

A miracle on a bleak road to nowhere

Not much different from any or ours is the answer

Fr van der Lugt speaking to a family in Homs in January. He was murdered on Monday (CNS)

The West is caught up with trivial concerns while minorities abroad are driven to extinction

A French soldier patrols near a burning house at a village in Bossangoa, Central African Republic (CNS)

Priests and nuns have remained in the country during the current conflict, despite offers of evacuation.

A girl stands a destroyed building in Syria (CNS)

Bishop Alnemeh demands the immediate release of the nuns ‘who have done no harm to anyone’

Almost half a million Syrian Christians have been forced to flee their homes since the civil war began (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi, File)

Patriarch says Pope Francis’s prayers stopped western powers bombing Damascus

Saint Francis of Assisi by Jusepe de Ribera

The one saint who seems to give the Church a good name, St Francis would have sought converts