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Some 185 remain prisoners of the terrorists, according to news agency

Cardinal Pell says synod fathers have no power to ‘relativise the objective truths of the Catholic faith’

A Kazakhstani archbishop has said that the Church must defend Christ’s teaching on marriage

Bishop Lang expresses concern over escalating violence in Israel and Palestine

A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $100,000 for 10-year-old with cerebral palsy

The Prime Minister has backed a new report by Aid to the Church in Need into the global persecution of Christians

The German cardinal refused to confirm or deny whether he signed a letter allegedly sent to Pope Francis criticising new synod procedures

The new rules have made it easier for single and divorced people to adopt

Pope Francis reportedly responded to the letter by underlining support for procedures