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Militants told Christians they would be killed if they were seen in church

Secretary-general of European bishops’ council says the EU has failed to act on its pledge to protect persecuted minorities

Russia’s Supreme Court declared Jehovah’s Witnesses an ‘extremist’ group and ordered the nationwide seizure of its property

Cardinal Barbarin said it feels like democracy has ‘gone mad’ in France and that voters seem ‘totally lost’

A Catholic spokesman says ISIS is now ‘strongly entrenched’ in the North Sinai region

Bishop Tierrablanca said police had stepped up security at churches since last year’s coup attempt

Bishop Jean-Paul Jaeger of Arras said ‘unhealthy’ conditions meant the transfer of people from the camp was necessary

In a new report Germany’s bishops say the 500th anniversary of the Reformation must involve repentance on both sides

The Pope made ‘beautiful’ appeal to bishops to ensure the elderly were not forgotten at World Youth Day

Spokesman for Würzburg diocese says the attack should not be used ‘as a general indictment against refugees’