Pope Francis said the country has a special role to play in ‘vanquishing all violence and terrorism’

The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said that celebrations will be limited to liturgical prayers ‘without any festive manifestations’

ISIS claims responsibility for the latest attacks on the country’s Christian minority

Fourteen people were killed in the bombing of a train in the Russian city

Two Baptist pastors who had shown journalists a Catholic church allegedly damaged by airstrikes were summoned to an army base

The bomb went off during Sunday Mass at a chapel adjacent to St Mark’s Cathedral

Church bombed as tensions between state military and ethnic groups in northern Burma escalate

A suicide bomber killed 51 people at a Kurdish wedding party on Saturday

Francis asked the faithful in St Peter’s Square to pray that ‘the Lord might inspire in everyone intentions of goodness and fraternity’

The attack near the Syrian border killed five people and wounded nearly 30 more