New footage also includes the destruction of a number of churches, altars and works of religious art at unspecified locations.
UN Secretary General, Ban ki-Moon, will meet Pope Francis in the Vatican later this month to issues including climate change.
“That this deplorable attack on a child was triggered by a simple profession of faith is deeply worrying.”
Action is necessary in order to protect young people from being attracted to organisations that seek to impose cultural supremacy by violence.
ISIS has begun killing some of the 150 Christians taken hostage from villages in northeast Syria.
ISIS-linked militants post video of mass beheadings of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya.
St Vaz Pope Francis said, “shows us the importance of transcending religious divisions in the service of peace."
Speaking on World Day for Peace, Bishop of Cork & Ross says “Turning to violence in the name of religion is a perversion of everything that a religion stands for.”
The Pope says he follows daily reports of the “enormous suffering endured by many people in the Middle East.”
In their Christmas messages, Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops express concern for those living in the "grip of fear".
Rare first folio of plays dating from 1623 which was discovered in Saint Omer links Bard to the Jesuits.
Concerns that female prisoners being held in St George’s monastery are being abused there.
Ecumenical Patriarch and Pope's joint declaration condemns global indifference to ISIS persecution of Christians.
New report reveals worrying concerns for people of faith in 116 of the world’s 196 countries.
Despite threats and harsh jail terms, Redemptorist News continues to defy government censors.
Patriarch calls for protection zone for Christians in northern Iraq under UN mandate and intervention to enable those displaced by IS to go home.
Donations received by Aid to the Church in Need are being distributed directly to parishes in Iraq and Syria.
Chaldean Catholic bishop calls for establishment of an international force to combat advance of Islamic State.
Faithful urged to walk to Mass on Sunday 31 August as a gesture of solidarity with persecuted Christians.
There is no scarcity of martyrs in the Church of our time - Bishop Michael Smith of Meath.
Forced expulsion, violence and intimidation by ISIL militants described as "deeply distressing" by Archbishop Richard Clarke.
“We offer [Christians] three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract - involving payment... if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword.”
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.
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.
Talks will seek greater protection for Christians and to bring about a unified government.