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A relative of Samuel Walham, one of 21 Copts beheaded by ISIS last year, weeps (Photo: AP)

We cannot ignore this genocide

Until the murderous persecution of Christians by ISIS is recognised for what it is, its perpetrators cannot be brought to international justice

Vladimir Putin has outfoxed the West in the Middle East
(AP)

America and Britain have helped to endanger minorities in the Middle East

Refugees wait on a bridge  for their registration and transport by German police  (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Violence in camps has intensified as the country expects 800,000 people this year

Cardinal Nichols greets President Rivlin. Below, Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Martin (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Martin say the schools are facing ‘impossible cuts’

The bishop was beatified on Saturday

Bishop Melki was beheaded a century ago for refusing to convert

Bangladeshi social activists hold a banner displaying a portrait of blogger and author Ananta Bijoy Das during a protest who was murdered last month (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Catholics must stick up for atheists

Atheists share with Christians the plight of being persecuted worldwide for their convictions. They must unite to demand the freedom to follow their beliefs – whatever they may be

Christians in Pakistan light candles in protest against the mob killing of a couple last November (Photo: CNS)

The appeal to Britain’s Foreign Secretary follows a series of mob attacks

A sniper surveys the rubble in Kobani. 'There is a need for immediate action similar to what took place in Kobani' (Photo: PA)

Latest report says at least 220 Christians have been abducted by the group

Francis met Syriac Christians during his recent visit to Turkey (CNS)

Turkish government gives go-ahead to Syriac church in Istanbul

Ukrainian soldiers in Donetsk guarded by Russian separatists  (CNS)

Speaking at European meeting, Archbishop Mamberti also condemns religious intolerance and anti-Semitism