Pope Francis leads a Mass at the Basilica of Saint Bartholomew on Tiber island in Rome, April 22nd, 2017. Photograph: Maurizio Brambatti/Pool/Reuters

Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to move migrants and refugees from holding centres, saying many had become “concentration camps”. During a(...)

Earth: co-operation between religions on crucial issues such as climate change is vital in our modern world.

July 2016 was the hottest month since records began in 1880. Jos Lelieveld, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute has warned that large areas of th(...)

Three women were arrested after car laden with gas cylinders was found abandoned near Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on September 4th. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

A French judge handed preliminary charges on Saturday to a 29-year-old woman whom authorities suspect is part of a female “terrorist commando” group i(...)

The coffin of priest Jacques Hamel is carried into the Notre Dame cathedral in Rouen for his funeral ceremony. Fr Hamel was killed on July 26th in a terror related attack, in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA.

The elderly French priest murdered a week ago tried to push his attackers away with his feet, saying “go away, Satan”, the archbishop of Rouen told hi(...)

An identity card belonging to Abdel Malik Petitjean (19), one the two men who stormed into a church on July 26th in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray  and cut the throat of a 86-year-old priest at the altar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French police were warned that one of the two Normandy hostage-takers was planning an attack four days before the murder of a Catholic priest but were(...)

Abdel Malik Petitjean (19), one the two men who stormed into a church in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during morning mass and cut the throat of a 86-year-old priest at the altar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French officials have identified the second man involved in the murder of a priest in a Normandy church. The French prosecutors’ office said DNA te(...)

Flowers from the Muslims of France Association are left outside the church where a priest was killed on Tuesday in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

From now on the small, terraced bungalow at 35 Nikola Tesla street will be known as “the terrorist’s house”. After 19-year-old Adel Kermiche and an a(...)

Adel Kermiche (19) murdered a priest during a hostage situation in a Church in northern France. Photograph: Facebook/Guardian Service

The teenage Islamic State follower who cut the throat of a Catholic priest celebrating Mass in northern France was released from prison despite being (...)

Fr Jacques Hamel, who was killed on Tuesday after two assailants took five people hostage in the church at Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray  in Normandy, France. Photograph: Parish of Saint-Étienne via Reuters

Cardinal Raymond Burke’s recent comments that Islam “wants to govern the world” and that, to avoid that fate, America needs to reassert “the Christian(...)

Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland:  those who carry out  acts of violence should be treated as criminals. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland has said the media should stop associating terrorist atrocities with Islam, following the lates(...)

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