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Pope calls for prayers as militants chase all Christians out of Mosul

Islamic State group threaten to kill any Christians who did not convert to Islam or pay a tax

Pope Francis urges Christians in the Middle East to keep faith

Pope was speaking to coalition of funding agencies coordinated by Congregation for Eastern Churches

Bishop: Muslim militant saved me from beheading in Central African Republic

Bishop Nestor-Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia had been kidnapped by Seleka Islamists

Persecution of Christians worse than in early Church, says Francis

Pope Francis says there are more martyrs today than in pre-Constantine days

Iraq’s implosion is another disaster for Christians in the Middle East

As we contemplate the fate of Catholics in Mosul, this should be a time of mourning.

Action is being taken to help Christians in the Middle East

A grassroots campaign is under way in the US to fight the oppression of religious minorities

Bishops in Cameroon demand release of Canadian nun and Italian priests

Kidnapping has been blamed on Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram

Bishop John Joseph: A sacrifice never to be forgotten

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

Pope says he cried over images of Christians allegedly crucified

His comments in homily follow the printing of photographs apparently showing crucifixions in Syria

Central African Republic Archbishop pleads with British government for help

Archbishop Nzapalainga in London to urge politicians to lobby for UN intervention