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Thirty men killed by ISIS were not soldiers but young innocents hoping to better the lives of their families, say bishops

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Forty-five women joined religious orders last year, according to official figures

The body of Fr Lanfranco Rossi was found near a retreat centre in Zagarolo, 21 miles south of Italy’s capital

The Pope will make a stop in Cuba prior to his visit to the US in September

A referendum on same-sex marriage is being held in Ireland on May 22

Two newly established Personal Parishes are thought to be the first for Syro-Malabar Catholics in Europe

Greek Orthodox patriarch makes appeal for kidnapped prelates, one of them his brother

An alleged Islamic extremist planned to attack two churches, according to reports

Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin are expected to be declared saints at the family synod in October and their relics will tour the UK next month