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Hounded out of their homes by Islamist violence, Iraqi Christians face what many fear may be their final festive season in the land of their fathers as many prepare for exile
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The papal nuncio to Ireland has spoken of a new beginning in the Church in the country and a renewed enthusiasm among young Catholics for their faith.
Clergy in the Church of England have been banned from joining two extreme right-wing political parties, the British National Party (BNP) and the National Front (NF).
Government agents in the Democratic Republic of Congo rape and sexually abuse women in religious organisations to punish them for being politically active, the charity Freedom from Torture has revealed.
The husband of a Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan has denied rumours that she is to be released.
The Church of England has entered the row over a proposed high-speed railway link between London and the north of England, warning that its route will destroy three burial grounds.
The Vatican has refused to comment on reports that Pope Francis is outraged by the luxurious retirement flat built for the Holy See’s former Secretary of State.
The King of Spain is to abdicate after nearly four decades on the throne.
A rebel militia group in the Central African Republic (CAR) threw grenades into a Catholic church before opening fire on locals sheltering there, slaughtering at least 18 people in the worst attack on Christians in the country this year.
The Pope has urged governments to help economic migrants travel to wealthy countries, to beat the “scourge” of human trafficking.