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Vatican officials decry global persecution of Christians

More than 100,000 Christians killed each year, says Archbishop Silvano Tomasi

Religious persecution has existed through the ages. We must continue to fight it, and take it as a compliment

As the sacrifice of the Mexican martyrs shows, anti-Catholicism will always rebound on itself

Zanzibar bishop says his priests are terrified after murder

Clergy receive text message saying ‘many more will die’

‘If we are called before courts, that is our opportunity to give witness’

Bishop Mark Davies tells Luke Coppen that Catholics in Britain face a time of great testing

Rimsha Masih released on bail and flown to secret location by helicopter

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

Dr Rowan Williams says that ‘aggressive secularism’ has nothing to do with persecution; Lord Carey and Bishop Nazir-Ali disagree. Who’s right?

Dr Williams speaks from the perspective of the high table and senior common room: but Dr Nazir-Ali has actually been persecuted

An 11-year-old girl with Down’s syndrome has fallen foul of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Should we really continue to support this anti-Christian country?

What will Mr Cameron say or do about this gross barbarity? Just carry on supporting Pakistan regardless?

I feel a shiver when I see the parallels between our world and that of St John Fisher

How long, indeed, before employment in the public sector requires a profession of liberal principles?

‘Ten million people now want to kill me’

Asia Bibi became the most reviled figure in Pakistan when she was falsely accused of blasphemy three years ago, says Hal St John

Vatican official: imprisoned clergy are ‘damaging for China’

Archbishop urges Beijing to release nine arrested Catholic bishops and priests