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Topic: Aid to the Church in Need

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 07/12/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Widdecombe tells Cameron: Christians deserve same protection as gay people

Ann Widdecombe is to accuse Government of double standards over persecution of Christians and gay people abroad

Christians ask PM to protect Pakistani minorities

Petition of more than 6,000 people handed in to 10 Downing Street by delegation including Aid to the Church in Need

Charity leads two pilgrimages

Aid to the Church in Need organises pilgrimages to the national Marian shrines of Scotland and England

Bishop in Egypt criticises police after violence leaves 12 dead

Mob in Cairo hurl firebombs at churches and shoot at Christians in an outbreak of violence lasting several hours

Time is running out for Iraq’s Christians, says archbishop

Ancient Christian community may soon disappear, senior Iraqi churchman says

Ann Widdecombe to champion rights of persecuted Christians

Former government minister and star of Strictly Come Dancing has been named envoy of Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need

‘Prayer is absolutely essential – or you die’

Ed West meets Fr Michael Shields, the priest who exchanged the frozen wastes of Alaska for the post-Soviet wilderness of Siberia

Church to build hospital and university in Iraq

Archbishop says plans are ‘symbols of hope’ for country’s Christian presence

Concrete walls put up around Iraqi churches to prevent Christmas attacks

Government is scrambling to build 10ft-high barriers to stop a repeat of the Baghdad massacre in October