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18 February 2015 12:10 by Anto Akkara

Ending months of his silence on anti-Christian violence and propaganda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week made a categorical assurance of security and freedom of religion to India’s embattled minorities.

18 February 2015 11:27 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Vatican’s Secretary of State said he supports UN-led military intervention in Libya, after Islamic State (IS) jihadists beheaded 21 Coptic Christians.

17 February 2015 20:36 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

A German bishop has criticised a decision to cancel one of the country’s largest carnival parades at only a few hours’ notice, and urged democracies not be bullied by Islamist terrorists.

17 February 2015 17:26 by Paul Wilkinson

The Church of England has for the first time intervened directly in a general election campaign, urging people to consider carefully why they vote.

17 February 2015 16:14 by Liz Dodd

A report by a committee of MPs has backed parents who want to remove their children from sex education classes and recommended that schools consult with parents on the contents of lessons.

17 February 2015 14:53

The bishop of Bellay-Ars diocese in the Rhone-Alpes region of France has ordered all churches to keep consecrated hosts in secure places rather than in tabernacles, because of a wave of thefts.

16 February 2015 12:11 by Robert Ewan

The largest blood donor drive ever held in a church in Iraq took place at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in the northern city of Kirkuk on Tuesday. More than 100 Christians gathered at the cathedral awaiting their turn to donate blood.

16 February 2015 12:06

The French Catholic Church has declined to sign a declaration by the group Reporters without Borders (RSF) challenging faith groups to pledge unreserved support for free speech or face public pressure to do so.

16 February 2015 12:00 by Liz Dodd

Pope Francis this morning offered Mass for the repose of the souls of the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by Islamic State jihadists in Libya.

14 February 2015 00:01

Fr William Nolan is to be ordained as the Bishop of Galloway, in the west of Scotland, this morning. The ceremony is to take place at the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock.