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Francis ‘offered his closeness’ to the families of those killed in deadly attacks in Iraq and Bangladesh

In a joint statement, Syriac patriarchs said ‘the wound of forced emigration is still bleeding’

Aid to the Church in Need’s Be God’s Mercy initiative will be launched in Rome on Friday

Fr Douglas Al-Bazi’s torturers asked him why he wasn’t afraid of death. He told them: ‘For me, death is the beginning. But for you it is the end’

At the end of his weekly general audience, the Pope referred to a string of attacks to hit ‘beloved Syria’

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The defence spending bill refers specifically to Christians as a group that should be supported in the Middle East

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

While ISIS’s reign of terror lasts, we must do what we can to stop them – starting with today’s debate