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Pakistanis light candles during a vigil for the victims of a suicide bombing attack on churches (PA)

Christians across Pakistan took to the streets to protest after the latest deadly attacks

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Sunday (AP/Andrew Medichini)

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Shahbaz Bhatti at the US bishops’ HQ in Washington DC, 2009: ‘I live for religious freedom, and am ready to die for this cause’

Behold a martyr for religious freedom

When Shahbaz Bhatti was gunned down four years ago the world lost one of the most courageous, cheerful and tireless defenders of persecuted Christians

Iraqi Christians attend Mass at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad on the 
first Christmas after the massacre of worshippers  (AP)

The war that no one wants to talk about

Unless we act quickly, Islamism will ensure that the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia are Christian-free within a generation

Pakistani volunteers carry a student injured in the shootout at a school under attack by Taliban gunmen (PA)

Catholic Church has joined the chorus of condemnation of the deadly attack by Taliban

Salman Taseer, governor of Pakistani Punjab Province, listens to Asia Bibi at a prison near Lahore in 2010 (PA)

Lawyer says blasphemy accusation against Ms Bibi was concocted by her enemies

Asia Bibi

Ashiq Masih writes open letter after appeal is rejected

Pakistani members of the Christian minority shout slogans during a protest in Karachi (CNS)

Church leaders said they were seeking to curb the misuse of Pakistan’s blasphemy law

Cardinal Nichols and the Rt Revd Tony Robinson (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal Nichols says the murder ‘sullies the reputation of a great nation’

Cardinal Tauran speaks at the UN headquarters in New York in 2008 (CNS)

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