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A state-run news agency has instructed Chinese journalists to refer to Cardinal Zen as a ‘former’ bishop

Bishop John MacWilliam’s new diocese covers 800,000 square miles of arid land in southern Algeria. ‘You go where you are needed,’ the former Army officer says

The British bishop will administer his pastoral duties from a small chapel in Algeria

Vice President Pence addressed Christian leaders in Washington DC

The man had was among many Christians to flee the town of El-Arish just three months earlier, but had returned to find work

A government statement said the police had successfully stopped ‘illegal religious activity’

The Pope is visiting the country only weeks after twin suicide attacks on Coptic churches

Egypt’s long Good Friday

The Pope is taking a risk by visiting Egypt, but he is going to the right place at the right time

In an interview on Egyptian television, she said: ‘I’m not angry at the one who did this, I am telling him, may God forgive you’

Commentators suggest the referendum triumph will destroy Turkish democracy, but when was the country ever truly democratic?