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Pope highlights ‘tears and cries’ of Iraqi Christians in letter to UN

Pope renews ‘urgent appeal to the international community to end Iraq tragedy’

RAF drop second round of aid to trapped Yazidis

Tornado jets to fly to Iraq to take part in reconnaissance missions to help humanitarian mission

Vatican official says 100,000 Christians are killed each year because of their faith

Archbishop Tomasi cites figure reached by former official at the respected OSCE

‘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

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

‘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

Orthodox Church says 90 per cent of Christians have been expelled from Homs

Christians in Syria are fleeing ‘ongoing ethnic cleansing’, according to Fides

Did Archbishop Conti criticise Archbishop Nichols for denying that Christians are being persecuted? Maybe, maybe not: but he certainly disagrees with him

Our bishops should make it clearer that they are not trying to disassociate themselves from the Magisterium

If Turkey ever does join the EU, Sarah Ferguson will immediately be served with a European arrest warrant and on the next plane to Ankara

This whole affair is one more example of how alien to the European mindset Turkish culture really is

Pope condemns persecution of Christians

In his address to diplomats Benedict XVI laments violent attacks on Christians as well as efforts to push religion out of the public sphere