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Harry Potter producer plans new film about Jesus

Historical 're-telling' to be based on highly controversial book by Muslim Reza Aslan.

2014.07.13.

Church of St Peter in Antioch reopens Sunday

Cave chapel is where Christians of Antioch met in times of persecution and where St Peter was bishop before coming to Rome.

2014.06.28.

Pope announces September visit to Albania

Pontiff critical of 'throwaway culture' and neglect towards young and old in "tired Europe".

2014.06.16.

Irish Church urged to pray for peace in Holy Land

Pope hosts “unprecedented prayer initiative” for two Middle Eastern leaders and Patriarch.

2014.06.08.

Pope weeps for crucified Christians

Laments that “In some countries you can still go to jail for possessing a Gospel.”

2014.05.04.

Lord Alton pleas for persecuted Christians

Warning that West's "indifference" to plight of Christians is compounding the crisis.

2014.04.15.

Jesuit missionary shot dead in Homs

Fr Frans van der Lugt stayed with Christians unable to flee conflict.

2014.04.08.

Lord Alton says West in denial over Christian persecution

Christians “remain the most persecuted religious group the world over."

2014.03.14.

Christians in Syria systematically targeted: Lord Alton

British government questioned as to what it is doing to stop the flow of weapons into Syria.

2014.03.01.

Scandal kills faith Pope Francis warns

When there is no Christian coherency, and you live incoherently, you are guilty of giving scandal Pontiff warns.

2014.03.01.

Pope Emeritus attends consistory in St Peter’s

Pope warns “Whenever a worldly mentality predominates, the result is rivalry, jealousy, factions.”

2014.02.23.

Concern for imprisoned Christian lawyer in China

Gao Zhisheng twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for defending China's persecuted.

2014.02.07.

Redouble ecumenical efforts Pope Francis urges

Call for “spiritual ecumenism” born of a change of heart and holiness of life.

2014.01.19.

Delegation of bishops describe Gaza as “a shocking scandal”

"We pray that the visit of Pope Francis to the Holy Land will reinforce hope in the region."

2014.01.17.

Prince expresses concern for Christians in Middle East

Christians are part of the fabric of society, often acting as bridge-builders.

2014.01.06.

Vatican to host peace talks on Syria

Talks will seek greater protection for Christians and to bring about a unified government.

2013.12.31.

37 Christians die in Baghdad bomb attacks

Mass-goers attending Christmas Day service targeted.

2013.12.26.

UN launches €4.7bn aid appeal for Syrian crisis

Talks continue over 12 nuns kidnapped on 6 December.

2013.12.17.

Syrian nun to discuss plight of Christians with Irish TDs

One quarter of Syria’s Christian community are either out of the country or internally displaced.

2013.11.26.

Catholic delegation at World Council of Churches Assembly

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin among the 5,000 participants from 110 countries.

2013.10.29.

Appeal for orphans and nuns trapped in Syrian town

Forty people trapped for over two weeks by fierce fighting between the Syrian army and rebels.

2013.09.26.
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