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The Pope arrives in St Peter's Square (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope condemns massacre of Copts in Cairo

Benedict XVI urges Egypt to work towards ‘respect for the freedom and dignity of every citizen’

Youcef Nadarkhani was given a death sentence for converting to Christianity

Spokesman for Bishops of England and Wales says Holy See officials are working through ‘diplomatic channels’

Muslim activists in Srinagar, India, protest against the Pope’s Regensburg lecture in September 2006                      AP Photo/Dar Yasin

After Regensburg the silence is deafening

On the fifth anniversary of the Pope’s seismic lecture Douglas Murray says that we are betraying persecuted Christians in Muslim lands

Official photograph apparently showing President Bashar al-Assad receiving General Dawood Rajiha (Photo: Balkis Press/ABACAPRESS.COM)

Syria’s dictator has appointed a Greek Orthodox general as his new minister of defence: Christians may face retribution

Ann Widdecombe spent 10 weeks as a contestant on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing (PA photo)

Retired MP and Strictly star says BBC religion coverage has ‘improved vastly’ since Aquil Ahmed took over two years ago

Anders Breivik: not everything he wrote was hate-filled (CNS photo)

The fact is that even mass murderers agree with sensible people sometimes: you can’t keep quiet, just in case

Patriarch Bartholomew I meets European Commission president José Manuel Barroso (AP Photo/Murad Sezer, Pool)

I wonder why Brussels isn’t interested? Maybe it approves

Iraqi archbishops divided over whether the motive of kidnap and murder was primarily religious

Coptic Christians mourn dead at a church in Cairo (CNS photo/Asmaa Waguih, Reuters)

Mob in Cairo hurl firebombs at churches and shoot at Christians in an outbreak of violence lasting several hours

An EU calendar distributed to over three million pupils omitted major Christian holidays, including Christmas and Easter (CNS photo)

Look at the facts: then tell me what if anything we should do about it