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David Cameron (PA)

Prime minister says we must stand up for persecuted

A Syrian man fixes a picture of Christ on the wall of his damaged house (CNS)

Predictions that after the end of the Cold War we would see a clash of civilisations between Islam and the West have been borne out by events

Our Government needs to face up to the persecution of Christians abroad (PA)

Sticking up for Christians is not something Britain’s ruling Coalition does

David Cameron with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at Number 10 (PA)

Hungary is governed according to the kind of conservatism that has vanished from British politics

Pope Francis led a vigil to pray for peace in Syria in St Peter's Square last weekend (CNS)

We must demand that our moralising, ineffectual political leaders take action

Prime Minister David Cameron (AP)

Cameron has undermined the institution which is still the bedrock of society: and he will continue to pay the price

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Whatever we do, the people of Syria will remain victims of one of the most murderous political criminals—and also of the weakest international leadership—of modern times

King Abdullah II of Jordan will meet Pope Francis this week (PA)

Pontiff to interrupt summer break for talks in Rome

'The kind of liberal conservatism David Cameron espouses is a mishmash of the good and bad, and is completely divorced from Christian spirituality' (PA)

In the UK today people of a truly conservative persuasion do not have a voice or a political party to represent them

Prime Minister David Cameron at the NSPCC headquarters on Monday (Photo: PA)

Caritas also wants proposals to cover websites featuring extreme violence and promoting self-harm