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The end of Communism was extremely stressful, but Russians are finding their faith again (AP)

A quarter century after the Communist nightmare ended, it is the East where Christianity is rising again

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby (PA)

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s campaign against payday lenders shows the influence of distributism, says Carl Packman

Jack MacDonald left millions to the Salvation Army (PA)

Two rich men demonstrate the importance of sharing wealth

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address (AP)

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Mgr Vladimir Ghika helped restore France's ties with the Holy See (Photo: CNS)

Mgr Vladimir Ghika died after three years of imprisonment

Radek Sikorski, Poland's Foreign Minister Photo: Press Association

Radek Sikorski, Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs has described Thatcher’s fight against Communism as a “moral inspiration”

Vietnam's ruling Communist Party held a congress in Hanoi last year in which Nguyen Phu Trong was elected leader (Photo: PA)

Meeting comes as restrictions on Catholics in some parts of Vietnam are being eased

Poles attend the installation of Pope John Paul II AP/Press Association Images

Communism never inspired love in a deeply faithful people

Pope Benedict gives his blessing at today's general audience (AP)

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Václav Havel walks with John Paul II at the airport in Prague in May 1995, two years after Havel was elected to lead the Czech Republic (CNS photo/Giancarlo Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Archbishop of Prague pays tribute to ‘friend and fellow prisoner’ who led Czech Republic for 10 years