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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’

A Syrian church left empty after a mortar attack. The faithful face their darkest Easter in many years (AP)

Maronite archbishop of Damascus tells faithful: we are abandoned to Providence

Christians and Muslims pray together for the return of nuns kidnapped by rebels (PA)

Douglas Alexander has raised the issue of persecution – what will Hague and Cameron do?

Iraqi Christians protest in Michigan – Christians in the west need to show their support (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

It’s time we started a boycott of countries that mistreat Christians

A police official and a Christian volunteer escort Rimsha to a helicopter (Photo: AP)

Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy was whisked away by helicopter for her own safety

Members of the rebel Free Syrian Army in Homs  (CNS photo/stringer via Reuters)

Christians in Syria are fleeing ‘ongoing ethnic cleansing’, according to Fides

Security officials inspect the site of a bomb blast in Aleppo, Syria (CNS photo/SANA handout via Reuters)

Archbishop of Damascus says that Catholics say goodbye to each other after Mass, uncertain whether they will meet again

A poster of Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the convicted killer of Salman Taseer, governor of Punjab, at a rally in Karachi (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Saldanha says that after the murder of Shahbaz Bhatti Christians are either leaving the country or keeping their mouth shut

Widdecombe: 'Hedgehogs are better represented in Parliament than Christians' (PA photo)

Ann Widdecombe is to accuse Government of double standards over persecution of Christians and gay people abroad

The Pope arrives in St Peter's Square (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope condemns massacre of Copts in Cairo

Benedict XVI urges Egypt to work towards ‘respect for the freedom and dignity of every citizen’