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Iraqi refugee Khiria Al-Kas Isaac (Pic by Sahar Mansour in Ankawa, Iraq)

Refugee told militant she would rather die than give up her Christian faith.

Prince Charles: 'Words seem inadequate at such an unimaginable time of suffering'

Prince of Wales says he is ‘heartbroken’ by the ‘barbaric persecution’ of religious minorities at hands of ISIS

A woman who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar sits with a child inside a tent at a camp in Syria's northern town of Qamishli (CNS)

‘We can’t ignore our solidarity with brothers and sisters of our faith,’ says Cardinal Wuerl

Displaced Yazidis fleeing Iraq for Syria (PA)

The tragedy of the Yazidis of Iraq

The Middle East is increasingly a place to conceal one’s religion

Pope Francis with UN secretary-general Ban-Ki Moon at the Vatican (CNS)

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

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather for humanitarian aid at the Syria-Iraq border  (AP)

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

Bishop Uzoukwu of Minna, Nigeria, at a funeral for victims of a Christmas church bombing (Photo: CNS)

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

Bishop Mark Davies with Luke Coppen, editor of The Catholic Herald (Photo: Simon Caldwell)

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

Lord Williams of Oystermouth, former Archbishop of Canterbury (Photo: PA)

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

Three daughters of Asia Bibi hold a photo of their mother outside their home in the Punjab  (CNS photo)

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