When there is no Christian coherency, and you live incoherently, you are guilty of giving scandal Pontiff warns.
Pope warns “Whenever a worldly mentality predominates, the result is rivalry, jealousy, factions.”
Gao Zhisheng twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for defending China's persecuted.
Call for “spiritual ecumenism” born of a change of heart and holiness of life.
"We pray that the visit of Pope Francis to the Holy Land will reinforce hope in the region."
Christians are part of the fabric of society, often acting as bridge-builders.
Talks will seek greater protection for Christians and to bring about a unified government.
Mass-goers attending Christmas Day service targeted.
Talks continue over 12 nuns kidnapped on 6 December.
One quarter of Syria’s Christian community are either out of the country or internally displaced.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin among the 5,000 participants from 110 countries.
Forty people trapped for over two weeks by fierce fighting between the Syrian army and rebels.