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Chinese Catholics receive Communion in 2012 during Christmas Eve Mass in Beijing (CNS)

If Vatican diplomacy is contemplating a compromise with China it would be a huge defeat for religious liberty

Victims' pictures are displayed on a table in Sarajevo as people watch a TV broadcast of the international tribunal  that convicted Radovan Karadzic of genocide  (CNS)

The 40-year sentence for Radovan Karadzic ‘won’t solve our problems’ , a spokesman for the country’s bishops has said

Pakistani Christian women mourn during the funeral service of Sahil Pervez who was killed in the suicide bombing in Lahore (AP)

A breakaway faction of the Taliban said it targeted Christians on Easter Sunday

A woman weeps for her injured family members as she tries to speak to security at a hospital in Lahore on Sunday (PA)

The attack in Lahore, Pakistan, left 14 Christians dead along with many Muslims

A young Syrian refugee  at a temporary camp, in the Lebanese Town of Al-Faour (AP)

The House of Representatives also called for the establishment of a Syrian war crimes tribunal under United Nations authority

Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope met Patriarch Mathias of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church at the Vatican on Monday

A man walks past burnt out houses following an attack by Boko Haram (AP)

More than 4,000 people were killed in northern Nigeria in 2015, a new report has revealed

Bishop Patrick Lynch with Richard Harrington MP (

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