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Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell (AP)

Pakistan’s government has announced that Koranic education will be compulsory for schoolchildren

Ahmed el-Tayeb exchanges gifts with Pope Francis (AP)

Anti-Christian prejudice among Muslims is a very bad advertisement for their faith

Cardinal Nichols (AP)

Cardinal Nichols said that international assistance is required in the Middle East

The House of Commons voted by 278 votes to 0, with backing from all major parties (PA)

The motion calls on the Government to table a resolution at the UN Security Council

Victims' pictures are displayed on a table in Sarajevo as people watch a TV broadcast of the international tribunal  that convicted Radovan Karadzic of genocide  (CNS)

The 40-year sentence for Radovan Karadzic ‘won’t solve our problems’ , a spokesman for the country’s bishops has said

Bishop Davies (Photo: Diocese of Shrewsbury)

Unlike the European Parliament and the United States, Britain has refused to acknowledge genocide by Islamic State

Bishop John Sherrington with members of the Catholic Church and the World Methodist Council in Malaysia for their fourth joint meeting

Auxiliary Bishop John Sherrington of Westminster is calling for prayers for the country’s Christians

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

Asia Bibi's daughters pose with a photograph of their mother (Photo: CNS)

Christian woman on death row for five years is transferred to a different prison

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