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Ann Widdecombe onstage at the 2011 National Television Awards (Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

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

Fr Michael Shields: ‘There is no doubt the Devil is real and evil is real because I’m looking at it every day. It is watered down in the West’

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

Archbishop Warda (courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need)

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

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

Men mourn outside outside Our Lady of Salvation, the Syrian Catholic cathedral in Baghdad (Photo: CNS)

Syrian Catholic patriarch, meanwhile, attacks indifference of free world to suffering of Iraqi Christians

Nuns and bystanders are seen outside Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Dozens of Iraqi Catholics were killed yesterday after Islamic militants took worshippers hostage during Mass

Tariq Aziz in a courtroom in Baghdad (CNS photo/Reuters TV)

Archbishop Georges Casmoussa of Mosul says the killing of Tariq Aziz would be wrong

The Pope examines the book with Graham Hutton

Charity presents Pope with special volume

Aid to the Church in Need presents Pope with book containing names of supporters who pledge the equivalent of more than six months of prayer for the Holy Father

Mourners gather around the coffin of Sandy Shabib Zahri, a Christian student murdered in a bomb attack near Mosul, Iraq (AP Photo)

COMECE urges EU foreign ministry to set up a ‘religion unit’ to promote cause of religious freedom more effectively

Princess Michael of Kent with Deborah Jones, left, and Anna Arco (Photos: Mark Makela)

Princess Michael of Kent was the guest of honour