Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, appeals on behalf of the people of Gaza.
Church and civic leaders warn “These acts of violence are not isolated incidents."
Concerns that female prisoners being held in St George’s monastery are being abused there.
President of Caritas Syria, Bishop Antoine Audo SJ, describes conditions in Aleppo, ravaged by four years of conflict.
Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, to launch Advent Appeal for Al Ahli Hospital on Tuesday.
New report reveals worrying concerns for people of faith in 116 of the world’s 196 countries.
Bishop Oliver Doeme of Maiduguri warns "There is a religious undertone to this whole mess.”
Pontiff and Vatican Secretary of State call for an adequate response to Christians' suffering by the international community to prevent new genocides.
Rebels linked to Jabhat Al-Nusra blamed for kidnappings close to Turkish border.
Donations received by Aid to the Church in Need are being distributed directly to parishes in Iraq and Syria.
Pontiff warns of urgent need to promote a dialogue of life with Muslims to discourage violence against Christians.
"We are seeing an extreme religious ideology that knows no limits in its persecution of those who are culturally or religiously different."
Report warns Assyrian Christians, Yazidis, Turkmen and Shabaks 'risk being wiped out'.
Sant'Egidio Community’s ‘Peace is the Future’ conference to dialogue against backdrop of the centenary of the First World War.
Faithful urged to walk to Mass on Sunday 31 August as a gesture of solidarity with persecuted Christians.
Vatican Council says “unspeakable criminal acts” committed by Sunni jihadists bring shame on humanity.
Religious Freedom Report notes that last year “the world witnessed the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory”.
In his homily for Reek Sunday, Archbishop Neary questions if Christians “have become accustomed to Christianity being marginalised in the public domain."
Pontiff assures Christians of the Middle East of his closeness and constant prayer.
“We offer [Christians] three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract - involving payment... if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword.”
Death of five children on Thursday follows killing of four boys, aged between nine and 11, on Wednesday.
Historical 're-telling' to be based on highly controversial book by Muslim Reza Aslan.
Cave chapel is where Christians of Antioch met in times of persecution and where St Peter was bishop before coming to Rome.
Pontiff critical of 'throwaway culture' and neglect towards young and old in "tired Europe".
Pope hosts “unprecedented prayer initiative” for two Middle Eastern leaders and Patriarch.
Laments that “In some countries you can still go to jail for possessing a Gospel.”
Warning that West's "indifference" to plight of Christians is compounding the crisis.
Fr Frans van der Lugt stayed with Christians unable to flee conflict.
Christians “remain the most persecuted religious group the world over."
British government questioned as to what it is doing to stop the flow of weapons into Syria.