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Bishop Richard E Pates of Des Moines, Iowa (CNS) Below: Bishops' delegation enters Gaza (Mazur)

Bishops from US, canada and Europe visit the troubled area’s tiny Christian community

Coptic Pope Tawadros II (AP)

President Mansour keen to show appreciation for efforts of Coptic citizens ‘working for the welfare of the country’

Mourners at a funeral in Cairo last month after 4 Copts were murdered by gunmen (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

The crisis facing Christians in Egypt

Copts are paying the price for the failure of liberalism in Egypt, says Robin Harris

Lady Warsi has warned of growing persecution in the region

Exodus is on a biblical scale, says Baroness Warsi

Pope Francis poses with young people during his recent visit to Cagliari, Sardinia (CNS)

Francis calls for “a spirit of profound solidarity and compassion” in dealing with migrants around the world

A church in Judeida, Idlib province. Christians in Syria face an uncertain future (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

European history offers a chilling precedent

Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak (CNS)

‘Sermons coming out of mosques are inciting Muslims against Christians,’ has said Coptic Catholic Patriarch

A destroyed Protestant church is seen in Mallawi, Egypt (CNS)

Christian leaders describe desecration and burning of churches as ‘an unprecedented scandal’

An anti-Morsi protester holds up a copy of the Quran and a cross at a rally in Cairo last month (CNS)

Coptic Catholic Bishop Youhannes Zakaria claims food supplies are running low

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood protest in  Giza Square, south of Cairo (CNS)

Christians come under attack in Egypt

Reports suggest up to 58 Christian churches have been targeted by Islamists since military crackdown