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Fr Dhiya Azziz

Iraqi priest Fr Dhiya Azziz, who was taken on July 4, has now been freed, according to Custody of the Holy Land

Fr Frans with civilians in January 2014, three months before his death (CNS)

Fr Frans van der Lugt was killed in Homs last year

Prime Minister David Cameron during Friday's minute's silence for victims of the Tunisia terrorist attack (CNS)

More than a decade after 9/11 our leaders are still struggling to confront the threat of Islamism

Syrian refugees in Jordan. Millions are displaced (CNS)

Maronite leader appeals to worldwide faithful for help

Bangladeshi social activists hold a banner displaying a portrait of blogger and author Ananta Bijoy Das during a protest who was murdered last month (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Catholics must stick up for atheists

Atheists share with Christians the plight of being persecuted worldwide for their convictions. They must unite to demand the freedom to follow their beliefs – whatever they may be

Syrian refugee children at the Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan form the word "Syria"  (CNS photo/Muhammad Hamed, Reuters)

Region’s Christian leaders choose to meet in Damascus to show their solidarity

An Assyrian woman prays at a church in Damascus at a Mass for Christians abducted by ISIS (Photo: CNS)

La Croix says kidnapping follows series of atrocities in newly captured town

The ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, now under Islamic State control (Photo: CNS)

Islamic State militants have been pushed back from villages dotting the Khabur River

A boy carries belongings as he walks on the rubble of damaged buildings in Aleppo, Syria (CNS)

Sister Annie Demerjian has described the killing of members of a Christian family after shells hit their home

Camel riders pass stone pillars, a relic of the Roman Empire, in the desert city of Palmyra, central Syria (PA)

The grave threat to Palmyra should cause a collective shudder in all who love our heritage