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Fr Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted from a care home run by the Missionaries of Charity

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem celebrates Easter Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City (CNS photo/Amir Cohen, Reuters)

In their Easter messages, the Catholic patriarchs urged the faithful to find hope in the resurrection

A photograph and a file with personal details of kidnapped Indian priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil (AP)

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Pope Francis lies prostrate during the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (AP)

‘No matter how far the hate of human beings can go, the love of God always has been, and will be, greater,’ says papal preacher

Nuns and faithful hold candles as they attend the Via Crucis  service in 2015 (CNS)

Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti meditations for the Good Friday service refer to modern martyrs killed ‘in every corner of the globe’

The Kiss of Judas, by Giotto di Bondone

The BBC’s controversial documentary on Judas will not win souls for Christ

Pope Francis leads ecumenical vespers at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in 2014 (CNS)

Churches should work together on points of common agreement not strive for the impossible

Pope Francis washes the foot of a young offender during last year's Holy Thursday Mass at Rome's Casal del Marmo prison (CNS)

The programme includes a penitential celebration and a consistory for several causes of canonisation

Pope Francis prays at the Colosseum during the Way of the Cross (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Holy Father offers reflection at the end of the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum

Pope Francis lies prostrate before the main altar of St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

‘True martyrs of Christ do not die with fists clenched but with their hands together in prayer,’ Fr Cantalamessa says