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The governor cannot leave the country while the investigation is underway

A tomb had been desecrated and statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated at the St Addai Chaldean Catholic church

Fr Jose Luis Sanchez Ruiz was the third priest abducted in Veracruz since September – the other two were killed

Archbishop Bashar Warda said 100,000 people have begun preparations to return to ancient towns and villages in the Nineveh Plain

Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels claimed responsibility for the attack on the Bishaaro Guest House

Archbishop Warda of Irbil said his country will require intervention in order to achieve reconciliation between the country’s divided groups

According to the Holy Spirit Study Centre of Hong Kong’s Catholic diocese, the rules would tighten controls of foreign clergy and religious material on the internet

Three MPs met displaced families and attended an ordination ceremony

Pope Tawadros II said that since 2013 there have been 37 sectarian attacks on Christians in Egypt and urged lawmakers to preserve national unity

Sectarian violence against Christians has recently peaked in the south of the country