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Hundreds of protesters gathered outside parliament in Westminster today to call for concerted UK government action to protect Christians in Iraq.
Christian and Muslim leaders and scholars meeting at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva have called for UN action after a "criminal" church attack in Iraq.
Iraqi Christian communities in Britain have arranged a joint remembrance service for the worshippers killed at the Our Lady of Salvation Syrian Catholic Church in Baghdad last weekend.
Amnesty International has condemned as a war crime last Sunday’s attack on a Catholic church in Baghdad by an armed group.
The head of a Muslim initiative working with Christians says the two religions have a duty to protect adherents of the other faith against followers of their own.
The Moderator of the Church of Scotland has lamented the "incomprehensible" persecution of Christians in Iraq, and called for increased solidarity.
Pope Benedict XVI says that a "savage" and "senseless" attack on the Christian community of Iraq should increase the peace efforts of the churches.
Church leaders, including the head of the WCC, have condemned the recent attack in Baghdad, when gunmen took hostages in the Sayidat al-Nejat Church.
The Vatican has spoken out against the death sentence handed down to Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz yesterday.
The situation of Christian minorities has been among the topics discussed by the General Congregation of the Synod of Catholic Bishops for the Middle East.
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