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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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The Russian Orthodox leader said the continent was ‘a model of an ideal humankind’

Vatican cardinal says decision to legalise same-sex marriage reveals British Prime Minister’s ‘confusion’

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Ciudad Juarez on the final day of his visit to Mexico

The Pontiff celebrates Mass at the Ciudad Juárez fairgrounds