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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

Members of the rebel Free Syrian Army in Homs  (CNS photo/stringer via Reuters)

Christians in Syria are fleeing ‘ongoing ethnic cleansing’, according to Fides

Archbishop Nichols (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Our bishops should make it clearer that they are not trying to disassociate themselves from the Magisterium

The Duchess of York has been charged by a Turkish court over a covert film she made for a documentary about the country's orphanages (PA photo)

This whole affair is one more example of how alien to the European mindset Turkish culture really is