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A woman stands among the rubble of a destroyed building hit by tornado in Sittwe, in Burma (CNS)

Renewed fighting between the military and the Kachin Independence Army has caused more than 1,000 civilians to flee their homes

Cardinal Charles Bo, pictured in January (CNS/Soe Zeya Tun, Reuters)

‘An immense tragedy is taking place on the seas of Southeast Asia,’ says Cardinal Charles Bo

Cardinal Bo, centre: 'Sadly democracy has brought in hatred, denial of rights to sections of the people' (AP)

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Benedict XVI greets Pope Francis before the consistory in St Peter's Basilica  (AP)

Pontiff urges 19 new members of College of Cardinals to beware of ‘the mortal danger of pent-up anger’

Pope Francis with Aung San Suu Kyi in the Vatican (CNS)

Pontiff assured Nobel Peace Prize winner of his prayers for the Catholic community in Burma

Pope Benedict proclaimed the Year of Faith at Mass at St Peter's on Sunday (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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