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Youcef Nadarkhani was given a death sentence for converting to Christianity

Spokesman for Bishops of England and Wales says Holy See officials are working through ‘diplomatic channels’

Official photograph apparently showing President Bashar al-Assad receiving General Dawood Rajiha (Photo: Balkis Press/ABACAPRESS.COM)

Syria’s dictator has appointed a Greek Orthodox general as his new minister of defence: Christians may face retribution

Patriarch Bartholomew I meets European Commission president José Manuel Barroso (AP Photo/Murad Sezer, Pool)

I wonder why Brussels isn’t interested? Maybe it approves

A church burns in Imbaba, Egypt (Photo: PA)

Months after the revolution John Pontifex meets frightened Coptic Christians worshipping in secret

Iraqi archbishops divided over whether the motive of kidnap and murder was primarily religious

Muslims in Gujranwala protest against an alleged burning of the Koran (AP Photo/Aftab Rizvi)

Pakistani Christians are held responsible for the actions of the West: it would not be the first time they have been made scapegoats

Paul Bhatti, left, and Syed Muhammad Abudl Khabir Azad, imam of the mosque of Badshahi of Lahore, Pakistan (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Brother of slain Pakistani minister tells conference in Rome ‘we will continue his battle’

Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore at his residence in Lahore (CNS photo/Mian Khursheed, Reuters)

Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore made his comment following protests in which at least 24 people were killed

Protesters hold up a picture of Mumtaz Qadri, suspected murderer of Salmaan Taseer, at a rally against reforming the blasphemy laws (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

Prison authorities claim Qamar David died of a heart attack but his family have disputed this, saying he was fit and healthy

Pakistani Christians shower rose petals on the casket of Shahbaz Bhatti during a funeral in his native village Khushpur near Faisalabad, Pakistan (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Christians from all over Pakistan attend funeral in Kushpur, Faisalabad, while prime minister calls assassinated minister ‘a very rare leader’