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Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar of India (CNS)

Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar, who was kidnapped in June last year, was freed after intervention by the Indian government

Fr Alexis Prem Kumar SJ

Fr Alexis Prem Kumar SJ was abducted by Taliban gunmen in June last year

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard the flight from Tel Aviv to Rome last month

Much of what he says in his public statements appears not entirely intellectually well thought through; at times it is even totally incoherent

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home

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A US Army medic and a Marine help a wounded 
Marine to a waiting helicopter

A US Navy chaplain says parishes need to pay more attention to the needs of the wounded

A page showing President Reagan's edits to his 'Evil Empire' speech (AP)

It was the détente policy dismantled by President Reagan which had placed us in danger: rearmament and confrontation which made us safe

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (Photo: PA)

The Saudi King might want inter-religous dialogue but prayer is all the Church can offer

It is hard to argue the case against gay marriage using the language of metropolitan liberals

Far from being chaotic, Late Antiquity was stable and confident right up until the late 5th century

Benedict XVI waves at today's general audience (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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