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Bishop Patrick Lynch with Richard Harrington MP (http://www.catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Patrick Lynch met with Richard Harrington MP on Monday

Iraqi refugees who fled from Tikrit and other towns after the advance of ISIS pictured at a camp for displaced Iraqis outside Baghdad last year (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

A new report says ISIS is guilty of committing war crimes and ‘possibly genocide’ against the people of Iraq

Evacuees from besieged towns in Syria rest at Ebla Hotel in Damascus (CNS)

ISIS claimed responsibility for last month’s attack which killed 20 people and injured more than 40

Young internally displaced Iraqis try to dig a drainage trench after heavy rains in early November at a camp in Baghdad. (CNS)

‘In Iraq, we will celebrate the birth of Christ in silence and tears,’ said Patriarch Sako of Baghdad

An Iraqi Christian refugee girl holds a souvenir of the Holy Family as a boy looks on at a church in Hazmiyeh, near Beirut (CNS/Reuters)

Two Catholic politicians have written a letter signed by 60 colleagues calling on the prime minister to exert influence on the UN

Hyeon Soo Lim, pastor of the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, is escorted to his sentencing in Pyongyang, North Korea (AP)

The People’s Republic of North Korea is surely the nearest thing we have to an Orwellian totalitarian state

Indian Christians hold a candle light vigil after a fire destroyed the St Sebastian's Church in New Delhi, India, in 2014 (PA)

On its 50th anniversary, Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Freedom is more vital than ever

Assyrians in Beirut, Lebanon, protest against ISIS atrocities (AP)

Lord Alton has said the killing of Christians in Syria is a ‘genocide that dares not speak its name’

Prime Minister David Cameron meeting President Xi in Beijing in 2013 (PA)

China continues to persecute Christians, but our hypocritical government will do nothing to hold President XI to account during his state visit

Prime Minister David Cameron pictured in Syria last month (PA)

The Prime Minister has backed a new report by Aid to the Church in Need into the global persecution of Christians