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An Egyptian municipal worker cleans debris from clashes in front of the Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt in 2013 (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Islamists attacked a village after reports that Christians intended to build a church

The murder took place in the city of Cali (Creative Commons/ Doug Wash)

Colombian Archbishop Mejia was celebrating the Mass where the fatal shooting occurred

A desecrated church recently liberated from ISIS, near the Iraqi city of Mosul (CNS)

After ISIS, there are more horrors to come

Christian minorities across the world are facing a deadly new ‘hyper-extremism’. There is only one way to ensure their survival

Palace of Westminster will be lit in red on Wednesday

The historic building will be lit up as part of ACN’s Red Wednesday campaign

Iraqi Christians pray at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh for the first time in two years (AP)

The bishops were advised to give more attention to attacks on the religious freedom of Christians

Pakistani Christians at a memorial service in Peshawar, Pakistan, September 22 2016 (AP)

Pakistani military leaders have arrested seven people in connection to two attacks targeting Christians at the start of September

A Pakistani Christian man voluntarily collects small metal balls spread out on the ground of the site of a 2013 church bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Four militants stormed a Christian neighbourhood near Peshawar but were kept at bay by a single security officer with a rifle

A Buddhist monk holds a placard during a protest against religious persecution in Bangladesh (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Rosaline Costa had faced harassment and threats – when she went to police they would not even file a report

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