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‘Speaking with you now I’m back at Khe Sanh’

A US Marine at the Khe Sanh combat base in Vietnam in 1968  (Photo: Rick Merron)

Justin Portess finds a surprising bond with a homeless man in New York City

The strange case of the Polish cleric who vanished

Fr Henryk Borynski was renowned for voicing his strong opposition to Communism from the pulpit

A brave priest’s disappearance still haunts Britain’s Poles

How the charismatic movement conquered Brazil

Rio Archbishop Tempesta preaches at the foot of Christ the Redeemer (CNS)

Within the next two decades Brazil may no longer be a Catholic-majority nation

‘Beelzebub inhabits hearts in this country’

A server leads a procession out of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Bangui in the Central African Republic. The cathedral’s rector was abducted in April (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Jonathan Luxmoore says clergy are being kidnapped, tabernacles profaned and Church hospitals ransacked in the Central African Republic

Getting excommunicated is much harder than you think

A man calls for the excommunication of US politician Nancy Pelosi (CNS)

The Church only ever uses the penalty as a last resort – a shock tactic to bring people back to God