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A depiction of communist-era martyrs in a Serbian Orthodox church in Podgorica (PA)

The author of a new study of Communist persecution tells me why these stories must be kept alive

A depiction of communist-era martyrs in a Serbian Orthodox church in Podgorica (PA)

When Christianity becomes a crime

I thought I knew what believers experienced under communism. But I was unprepared for a story of persecution comparable to the Roman Empire

Ahmed el-Tayeb exchanges gifts with Pope Francis (AP)

Anti-Christian prejudice among Muslims is a very bad advertisement for their faith

Coptic Pope Tawadros II at St Mark's Cathedral, in Cairo, Egyp (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Church says homes were ransacked and torched after rumours of an affair between a Muslim and a Christian

Cardinal Sarah speaks at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (CNS)

The cardinal said divorce, cohabitation and same-sex marriage hurt children and make it harder to discover God’s love

Chinese Catholics receive Communion in 2012 during Christmas Eve Mass in Beijing (CNS)

If Vatican diplomacy is contemplating a compromise with China it would be a huge defeat for religious liberty

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks said there was a 'pattern' of terrorism against Christians  (PA)

The former chief rabbi is ‘appalled’ at the international community’s indifference to the plight of Christians

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