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Burma military at a flag-raising ceremony (PA)

Two Baptist pastors who had shown journalists a Catholic church allegedly damaged by airstrikes were summoned to an army base

Fra’ Matthew Festing at the Order of Malta's traditional new year audience (Order of Malta)

In a statement, the Holy See ‘reaffirmed its confidence’ in the commission appointed to investigate the order

Members of the special police forces stand guard to secure the area around the Coptic Orthodox cathedral complex destroyed in December's bombing (CNS)

At the time of the attack, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi called for the accused to be held accountable

Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as 'Ahok' (AP)

Christian Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama is charged with insulting Islam

Rescue workers inspect the scene where  the lorry crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin (CNS)

The German Bishops’ Conference has called for a ‘Day of Prayer for Harassed and Persecuted Christians’, scheduled for December 26

An unnamed gunman pictured shortly after shooting the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

It’s time all nations stopped enabling repressive regimes

Security forces examine the scene inside cathedral in central Cairo (AP)

The attack on Sunday in Egypt’s capital left 24 Coptic Christians dead

An Egyptian Coptic nun surveys the damage inside St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (AP)

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi identified the bomber as 22-year-old Mahmoud Shafiq Mohammed

Coffins are laid out during a funeral service for the victims of the bombing (AP)

The bomb went off during Sunday Mass at a chapel adjacent to St Mark’s Cathedral