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A relative of Samuel Walham, one of 21 Copts beheaded by ISIS last year, weeps (Photo: AP)

We cannot ignore this genocide

Until the murderous persecution of Christians by ISIS is recognised for what it is, its perpetrators cannot be brought to international justice

Twenty Egyptian Copts and a Ghanaian man were murdered by ISIS extremists for being Christians

Open Doors list of most dangerous countries dominated by Islamic nations

Fr Dhiya Aziz

Fr Dhiya Aziz, who was reportedly captured by Islamists prior to Christmas, has now been released

Bishop John Sherrington with members of the Catholic Church and the World Methodist Council in Malaysia for their fourth joint meeting

Auxiliary Bishop John Sherrington of Westminster is calling for prayers for the country’s Christians

Fr Jack Murad, the Syrian priest abducted and held in captivity by IS for three months (BBC)

Fr Jack Murad said he feared for his life after he was abducted by ISIS as he speaks about the ordeal for the first time

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Addressing the Chaldean Synod, Pope Francis lamented the situation of Christians forced to flee their homes due to terrorism

Police stand in front of a truck on the highway A4, Austria (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn calls for Europe to be united – asking for ‘courageous decisions’ on the plight of refugees

Christians in Lebanon (CNS)

Bishop Flavianus Michael Melki has been called a “model for holiness” for persecuted Christians

Pakistani Christians have faced persecution for some time

‘This is simple growing hatred against Christians,’ says human rights activist

Displaced Christians in Erbil, Iraq (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Brighton mother of two has mobilised the efforts of 100 parishes