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'In this age of instant communication, Christian letter-writing should be seen as an apostolate' (PA)

Putting forward the Christian point of view in the press and social media will help keep the moral dimension of public debates alive

African Christians worship in an Anglican church in Tripoli (PA)

The taking of the three men is the latest in a series of kidnappings of Middle East Christians

ope Francis attends a meeting with members of International Council of Christian and Jews (CNS)

Francis met participants of an international conference organised by the International Council of Christians and Jews

A man kneels in prayer in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston (AP)

No sanctuary from the slaughter

The massacre in Charleston garnered worldwide attention, yet the phenomenon of sacrilegious violence is global and growing

The fall of the Berlin Wall was supposed to mark ‘the end of history’ (AP)

Why the religious kill

The greatest threat to freedom in the post-modern world is radical, politicised religion

Pope Francis blesses an inmate during a feet-washing ceremony at Rebibbia prison in Rome (CNS)

Pope Francis discussed poverty at morning Mass at his Vatican residence

A No vote is counted during last week's referendum on same-sex marriage in Ireland (PA)

In light of the Irish referendum result, the faithful must charitably but firmly engage in robust public debates on marriage, family and society

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (CNS)

Half a century after Nostra Aetate, ignorance rules, says Vatican leader on inter-religious dialogue

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (PA)

Umberto Eco famously declared that Macs are Catholic and PCs are Protestant. That analogy can also be applied to the two social media giants shaping the 21st century

Daniel McArthur of Ashers Bakers faces the media (PA)

Redefining marriage has had unintended consequences