A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Kurdish forces are claiming their biggest victory yet against Islamic State militants

Patriarch compares situation in Iraq to Europe under Nazi occupation

Christian leaders call for Muslim leaders to stand up against extremists after harrowing visit to Iraq

The Middle East is increasingly a place to conceal one’s religion

Christian and Yazidi refugees living in horrific conditions, clerics find

The Royal Prerogative was, in effect, abolished on the basis of a PR campaign that required Parliamentary consent to establish legitimacy for going to war, and Iraqi minorities are paying the price

UN secretary-general describes plight of Mount Sinjar refugees as ‘especially harrowing’

State-run Iraqia TV says pilot dies after crash in Sinjar mountains

Responsibility to protect is enshrined in Article 18 of the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights and was born in the embers of the Holocaust