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The roll-call of heroes and saints shows just how much courage you needed to live out your faith

Pakistan’s government has announced that Koranic education will be compulsory for schoolchildren

British diplomats and French leaders were among those to warn about religious conflict in post-invasion Iraq

Pope Francis spent more than an hour responding to questions during an afternoon visit to Rome’s Villa Nazareth

In a joint statement, Syriac patriarchs said ‘the wound of forced emigration is still bleeding’

A Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman naked and paraded her through the streets of a village

Fr Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly spent more than two decades in prison and 15 years under house arrest

Holy Spirit Missionary Sister Veronika Theresia Rackova was killed while driving an ambulance

Bishop Zhang Huaixin, who spent years in labour camps, was admired as a role model for Chinese Catholics

The event was sponsored by Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need