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Abbot Patrick Barry had been a monk at the abbey for just over 80 years

More than 4,000 people were killed in northern Nigeria in 2015, a new report has revealed

‘God was there as if the seed (of democracy) was being planted’, nuns recall

The hostages were the final group of more than 200 Christians abducted by the terrorists last year

Rome is currently hosting an international convention for the abolition of death penalty

Fr Fernando Cardenal served as education minister in the Sandinista government

The Mass for the long-serving Justice of the Supreme Court was celebrated by one his nine children

Cardinal Rainer Woelki said Christian persecution was not a topic of ‘bygone ages’

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