Fr Douglas Al-Bazi’s torturers asked him why he wasn’t afraid of death. He told them: ‘For me, death is the beginning. But for you it is the end’

Religious advocates have questioned whether President Obama’s plan for the detention centre will allow detainees a fair trial

Church officials and campaigners respond to Senate Intelligence Committee report

United Nations bureaucracy tends to regard religious traditions as an obstacle to the international enforcement of human rights

Pope expected to urge UN to focus on its founding mission after ‘surreal’ questioning of Church record on torture

Bishop Pates says release of report about CIA torture can help close ‘shameful chapter’