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Blood stains on the floor of the Jesus Joy church in Kenya as police officers attend the scene (PA)

The recent attack on the Jesus Joy Church, which left at least six people dead, is thought to be the work of Al-Shabaab

Boy measures mortar shell on a machine in weapons factory of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo (CNS)

Our Government’s indifference to Syria makes it the most anti-Christian Government to date

Pope Francis led a vigil to pray for peace in Syria in St Peter's Square last weekend (CNS)

We must demand that our moralising, ineffectual political leaders take action

Melkite Patriarch Gregory III Laham (CNS photo/Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/09/13

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

Lord Williams of Oystermouth

Lord Williams’s comments highlight how Christians are on the back foot in this country

The civil war continues to rage in Syria and fears are growing for the safety of Jesuit Father Paolo Dall'Oglio  (Photo: CNS)

Foreign Minister says “it seems Father Dall’Oglio has been kidnapped by an Islamist group”

Pope Francis leaves the Church of the Gesù in Rome (CNS)

Holy Father celebrates Mass at the Church of the Gesù in Rome on feast of St Ignatius

Iraqi Christians protest in America. Their numbers have dramatically fallen in the ten years since the invasion (AP)

On the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War Mardean Isaac says western states are forcing Iraqi Christians to return home

Is Homeland anti-Christian?

The terrorist drama is excellent television but its world view is bizarre

Adam Gadahn, an American citizen who became a senior al-Qaeda operative (PA photo)

Suggestion to target Catholics contained in a letter to Osama bin Laden