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14 August 2014 15:50 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Baroness (Sayeeda) Warsi called for David Cameron to recall Parliament in order to “seriously consider” authorising targeted military action to save the lives of religious minorities driven from their homes by jihadists in northern Iraq.

14 August 2014 13:40 by Ruth Gledhill in Poplar, east London

The 77-year-old nun who twice arranged for a provocative black Islamic flag to be removed from the gate of the Will Crooks estate in Poplar, east London has called for extra funding to help with training and employment for the area's young men.

14 August 2014 13:38 by Christopher Lamb

The senior English Benedictine house is considering its future after the retirement of its abbot and the decision not to immediately appoint his successor.

13 August 2014 15:18 by Katherine Backler

The Vatican’s lead prosecutor on abuse cases has praised the media for keeping sex abuse cases in the public eye.

13 August 2014 13:26 by Liz Dodd

The Chaldean Patriarch in Baghdad called for the international community to “clear the Nineveh plain from all the elements of jihadist warriors”, warning that without drastic action the world would be responsible for allowing “a slow genocide” to take place.

13 August 2014 12:45 by Liz Dodd, Hannah Roberts in Rome

Francis is expected to reach out to leaders in China as he flies over the country on his way to Korea.

Pope Francis’ personal envoy, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, has been dispatched to Iraq to take aid to thousands of Christians driven from their homes by terrorist fighters of the newly established Islamic State (IS).

11 August 2014 18:09 by Katherine Backler

Cuba’s communist Government has permitted the building the first new Catholic church since the Marxist revolution of 1959.

11 August 2014 14:09 by Liz Dodd

The US must carry out airstrikes on Islamic State [IS] militants across northern Iraq and not confine its intervention to Erbil, the Baghdad-based Chaldean Patriarch has said.

11 August 2014 13:02 by Fredrick Nzwili, Katherine Backler

Catholic dioceses in West Africa have introduced emergency measures to halt the spread of the deadly ebola virus that has so far claimed more than 900 lives across Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone since its outbreak in March.