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

The Clericus Cup competition began on Saturday

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

The plea from Ireland’s four archbishops comes ahead of Friday’s general election

A statement says the ‘spurious claims’ are designed to ‘do maximum damage to the cardinal and the Catholic Church’

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

Many Ukrainian Catholics feel ‘betrayed’ by the Vatican, says archbishop