Fr Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly spent more than two decades in prison and 15 years under house arrest

Holy Spirit Missionary Sister Veronika Theresia Rackova was killed while driving an ambulance

Bishop Zhang Huaixin, who spent years in labour camps, was admired as a role model for Chinese Catholics

The event was sponsored by Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need

Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, was one of the speakers at the conference

Over the past two years authorities in China have torn down church crosses and other outward symbols of the Christian faith

Bishops Matthew Audu of Lafia and George Dodo of Zaria urged officials to boost intelligence gathering efforts

Refugees making their way back to the city of Sadad more than two years after it was overrun by terrorists

If Vatican diplomacy is contemplating a compromise with China it would be a huge defeat for religious liberty

The 40-year sentence for Radovan Karadzic ‘won’t solve our problems’ , a spokesman for the country’s bishops has said