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The wreckage left after a fire destroyed the Malone family home and took with it 6 lives in Baltimore (CNS)

The Malone family lost six of their nine children in the devastating fire

Bishop John Arnold (Mazur/

The proposals announced by Bishop John Arnold will also see the merger of around 100 parishes

Asia Bibi, pictured in 2010 (CNS)

Shan Taseer called for prayers for the Christian woman currently on death row for allegedly insulting Islam

Pope Francis: (AP)

Widely shared quotes in which Francis calls for a merger of Christianity and Islam are ‘invented’, says spokesman

Coffins are laid out during a funeral service for victims of the cathedral bombing, at the Virgin Mary Church, in Cairo, Egypt (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Child injured in Egypt church attack dies

A 10-year-old girl has died of her injuries following the suicide bombing earlier this month

Each asylum seeker will have somewhere warm to sleep (Credit: Manchester University chaplaincy)

Holy Name Church has provided each refugee with a hot meal and shelter for the night

Ahok sits on the defendant's chair at the start of his trial (AP)

Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama wept as he described the role his Muslim godparents played in his childhood

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Local shout slogans during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia (AP)

The demonstration followed protests by hardline Muslims against the city’s minority Christian governor

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis also lamented ‘brain drain’ caused by bright students leaving poor countries