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African Christians worship in an Anglican church in Tripoli (PA)

The taking of the three men is the latest in a series of kidnappings of Middle East Christians

Prince Charles tries a drop of Ampleforth Abbey Cider (Ampleforth Abbey)

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Great North Yorkshire Show earlier this month

Syrian women light candles before attending a prayer service at the Melkite Catholic patriarchate in Damascus (CNS)

Fr Antoine Boutros and his driver have not been seen since July 12

Bishop Richard Stika has expressed his sorrow (CNS)

Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville has encouraged people of all faiths to pray together

Rep Ann Wagner speaking in Washington DC (PA)

Rep Ann Wagner and other US politicians speak out after the release of controversial video secretly filmed by the Center for Medical Progress

Francis praised pilgrims yesterday for attending the Angelus in Rome's fierce summer heat (AP)

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Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky

The archbishop, who led the Ukrainian Church for 40 years, died four months into the Soviet occupation

Fr Jorge Hernandez celebrates Mass at Holy Family Catholic church in Gaza (CNS)

‘Compared with a year ago, we’re worse off,’ says Gaza parish priest Fr Jorge Hernandez

A mine in Brazil (CNS photo/EPA)

Firms must ‘adopt behaviour inspired by the fact that we are all part of one human family’

A screen shot from the Day for Life website

Bishop Sherrington says it is good for people to talk about death and to ‘grow into an acceptance’ of it