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06 April 2015 13:36 by Liz Dodd

The leaders of the churches in England used their sermons for Easter to reflect on the brutal persecution of Christians across the world.

05 April 2015 14:48 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis used his Easter message today to decry the persecution of Christians as he made an impassioned appeal for peace in the Middle East and other war-torn regions.

03 April 2015 18:34 by Liz Dodd, Hannah Roberts in Rome

As Catholics across the world commemorated Christ's Passion at services to mark Good Friday today, the preacher of the Papal Household told a Rome congregation that included Pope Francis that victims of conflict carry the Cross just as Jesus did.

03 April 2015 10:07

In a moving ceremony that recalled how Jesus loved the world so deeply that he lowered himself to serve and died for everyone's sins, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prison inmates, plus a small toddler who lives with his incarcerated mother.

03 April 2015 09:57 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Christian students were singled out and targeted in the in the Islamist attack on a Kenyan university on Thursday in which 147 people were slaughtered.

02 April 2015 18:22

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has urged the United Nations Security Council to set up a special fund and pledge military protection so that Middle Eastern Christian refugees and other minorities can return home when international forces defeat the Islamic State (IS) terrorists who drove them out.

02 April 2015 18:17 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The three main party political leaders have revealed what Easter means to them, with Prime Minister David Cameron saying it is about “remembering the importance of change, responsibility, and doing the right thing for the good of our children”.

02 April 2015 12:32 by CNS

Catholic bishops in Indiana have acknowledged that the US state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which became law this week, had "divided the people of our state like few other issues in recent memory."

01 April 2015 12:59 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis on Wednesday remembered St John Paul II, who died ten years ago tomorrow.

01 April 2015 12:49 by Liz Dodd, Fredrick Nzwili, Ellen Teague

The head of the Catholic Church in Nigeria has challenged the country’s new president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to tackle corruption and bring down the Islamic terrorist organisation Boko Haram.