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Vladimir Putin has outfoxed the West in the Middle East

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/

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

Maronite bishop prays during Mass at New York cathedral for safety of Orthodox leaders kidnapped in Syria (CNS)

Bishop Mansour said that Jesus was not a ‘passive victim’