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The religious leaders meet at the Ayatollah Marashi Najafi Library in Qom, Iran, in March (CNS/ Stephen M Colecchi)

Ongoing dialogue planned to discuss role of faith leaders in influencing issue of Iran’s nuclear programme

Isabella was granted the title ‘the Catholic’ by a papal bull in 1496. Her Cause was launched in 1958 in the Diocese of Valladolid, where she died in 1504

Those promoting Queen Isabella’s Cause can’t ignore the horrendous suffering she imposed on the Jewish people

A member of the Pakistani Christian community holds a rosary and candle during a protest rally in Lahore last year to condemn the suicide attack on All Saints Church in Peshawar  (CNS)

16 years after the death of Bishop John Joseph, the Pakistani government still has much to do in order to protect Christians

Pro-life protests, like this one in Dublin, could be banned at Cardiff University (PA)

Religious groups and pro-abortion students at Cardiff University fight proposed ban

The 'absurd' billboard in America

The post-modern idea that there is no such thing as historical fact, merely historical interpretations, is wrong

U.S. President Barack Obama wears a gift from Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah (CNS)

In his apostolic exhortation the Pontiff is also brave to suggest that Islam has its origins in Christianity

People walk through the Sultan Ahmed Square in Istanbul (PA)

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was right to make a sharp break with Turkey’s imperial past

Pope Francis

President of the Islamic Affairs Council of Maryland praises Francis for doing ‘wonderful job’

An Ahmadi man stands outside a burned down home in Lombok

Indonesia has long been celebrated for its pluralism, but there are signs that this may be about to change

Pope Francis waves to the crowd in St Peter's Square as he arrives to lead the Angelus (CNS)

Pope makes plea for unity during Angelus address