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'I just sat in the back pews and felt waves of peace wash over me' (Photo: Mazur)

My journey from Tehran to Rome

As a Muslim-born Iranian, I first doubted God, then flirted with Nietzsche and Marxism. But the whisper of conscience kept suggesting that I go to Mass

A photo of Fr Hamel is displayed during his funeral Mass at Rouen cathedral (AP)

It is futile to deny that ISIS can legitimately claim to be Islamic – even if it is out of sync with mainstream Islam

Chaldean Christians pray at a church in Baghdad (AP)

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