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President Xi Jinping  (AP)

Over the past two years authorities in China have torn down church crosses and other outward symbols of the Christian faith

An unidentified mother of a child that was abducted by Nigerian extremists reacts during a event in the memory of the girls and forming part of the 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign at the presidential residence in Abuja, Nigeria, last year (AP)

Protestors chanted and prayed on the streets of the capital city Abuja yesterday

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks said there was a 'pattern' of terrorism against Christians  (PA)

The former chief rabbi is ‘appalled’ at the international community’s indifference to the plight of Christians

Houthis hold their weapons aloft at a gathering in Sanaa, Yemen’s largest city (AP)

Mother Teresa’s martyrs

The four nuns served the vulnerable without regard to politics. But they were caught in the middle of Yemen’s disastrous civil war

Cardinal Kasper said the apostolic exhortation will mark the 'turning of a page' in Church history (AP)

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Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, right, at the 2014 family synod (CNS)

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Pope Francis (AP)

A Vatican spokesman confirmed Francis received the invitation during an early morning private audience

A pro-ISIS demonstration in Mosul (PA)

The secretary of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue spoke at the inaugural Arab Thinkers’ Forum

Demonstrators protest against the sexual assaults in Cologne. Honesty is required in this subject  (AP Photo/Juergen Schwarz)

Unfortunately, in the present climate, the conversation seems unlikely

A special edition of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly paper,  released last week

L’Osservatore Romano is right to protest when Charlie Hebdo blames God for the carnage of last year