Church has more martyrs today than in first centuries, says Pope Francis

Despite horrific deaths suffered by early Christians in the Age of Martyrs … [Read more...]

Pope Francis demands protection for Pakistan’s Christians

Condemns suicide attack in Lahore that killed at least 70 on Easter Sunday … [Read more...]

Pope Francis calls for release of priest and bishops abducted in Syria

Italian Jesuit priest and two Orthodox bishops kidnapped two years ago … [Read more...]

Pope Francis said to back sainthood for anti-Semitic priest

Leon Dehon founded the Priests of the Sacred Heart order … [Read more...]

Pope Francis bestows sainthood on Arabic-speaking nuns

Mariam Bawardy and Marie Ghattas are first Arabic speaking female saints … [Read more...]

Pope Francis hails Christians as ‘the martyrs of today’

Calls on world to defend modern Christian martyrs in wake of Kenya attacks … [Read more...]

‘The Resistance’ against Pope Francis

Excommunicated Brazil bishops oppose pope’s religious revolution … [Read more...]

Vatican on alert for Islamic State attacks against Pope Francis

Terrorist group’s website displays its black flag flying over Vatican … [Read more...]

Coptic patriarch calls 21 beheaded Christians ‘martyrs for the faith’

Pope Francis says 'Their blood confesses Christ' … [Read more...]

Pope Francis calls for Christian unity

Says there should be more focus on what unites Christians … [Read more...]

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