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Bishop John Sherrington with members of the Catholic Church and the World Methodist Council in Malaysia for their fourth joint meeting

Auxiliary Bishop John Sherrington of Westminster is calling for prayers for the country’s Christians

Iraqi Christians attend Mass at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad on the 
first Christmas after the massacre of worshippers  (AP)

The war that no one wants to talk about

Unless we act quickly, Islamism will ensure that the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia are Christian-free within a generation

The Law Society has made proposals which would make it possible for Muslims to commission English solicitors to draw up 'Sharia compliant' wills (PA)

Our democracy is built on the fundamental principle that we are one nation and that there is one law for everyone

Female dress codes are the most high-profile aspect of Islamic law (AP)

The ‘vigilantes’ of east London may have been Pythonesque, but the issue is deadly serious

A narrow street in Stone Town, Zanzibar (AP)

Father Joseph Mwaganbwa hospitalised with burns to his face, chest, thighs and legs