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Toby Kebbell and Pilou Asbaek star in a scene from the movie "Ben Hur." (CNS photo/Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc)

The Catholic couple behind the film say they hope it delivers a ‘message of reconciliation’

Bishop Edward J Burns of Juneau said the Church stands with victims of abuse (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Bishop Burns said that victims of abuse help the Church to understand her mistakes

Father Frank Pavone (CNS)

The number of abortions has gone down by 12 per cent since 2010

The faithful great Pope Benedict's 2009 visit to Cameroon. The future for the Church is African (PA)

New survey shows huge growth south of Sahara but decline in Europe

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (CNS)

Half a century after Nostra Aetate, ignorance rules, says Vatican leader on inter-religious dialogue

A Yezidi man walks along a road northwest of Baghdad (AP)

Bishop says members of monotheistic group older than Judaism are treated little better ‘than a mouse’

Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga (CNS)

Cardinal Rodriguez issued a ringing endorsement of the church’s competency to critique economic systems

North Korea, one of the worst abusers of religious freedom (Kyodo)

The number of states hostile to Christians up to 110, according to new figures

A rebel fighter stands guard near Goma in eastern Congo (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Djomo tells audience in America that negotiating with rebels is not the way to achieve peace

Cardinal Marx speaking at the Berkley Centre in Washington (CNS photo)

German cardinal says lessons from the financial crisis are ‘not yet learned’