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President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi identified the bomber as 22-year-old Mahmoud Shafiq Mohammed

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

Displaced Christians are praying for relatives they had to leave behind in Iraq

Bishop organised the raising of millions of dollars to pay ransom to the Islamic extremists

Christian minorities across the world are facing a deadly new ‘hyper-extremism’. There is only one way to ensure their survival

Aid to the Church in Need say one in five countries has experienced Islamist violence since mid-2014

A tomb had been desecrated and statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated at the St Addai Chaldean Catholic church

Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels claimed responsibility for the attack on the Bishaaro Guest House

Francis told the faithful in St Peter’s Square he was ‘pained by the cold blooded murder’ perpetrated in the Iraqi city by the terrorists

Archbishop Warda of Irbil said his country will require intervention in order to achieve reconciliation between the country’s divided groups