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Pope Francis at Mass on January 1. What will 2017 bring? (CNS)

Ten stories to watch in 2017

A guide to the stories that will be making headlines in 2017

Members of the LGBT community hold placards during a protest rally in Bangalore, India (CNS)

The Church ‘has a big role to play’ in the pastoral care of the transgender community, according to the priest in charge of the outreach programme

A file with personal details of Fr Tom Uzhunnalil in Bangalore, India (AP)

In a video message Fr Tom Uzhunnalil says his health is deteriorating

Rwandan children at Saint-Famille church, the scene of many killings during the 1994 genocide (AP)

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The stamp to mark the canonisation of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

The Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Office announced the stamp’s release on Friday

Pigeons fly past the dome of India's Supreme Court building in New Delhi (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

India’s Supreme Court has made technical bigamists of Catholics who have remarried after an annulment. But it has not acted unreasonably

Pope Francis pictured at yesterday's Jubilee for the sick and persons with disabilities (AP)

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Bishop Mar Jacob Muricken of the Syro-Malabar Eastern church

Bishop Mar Jacob Muricken donates one of his kidneys to save the life of a poor Hindu man

Chinese Catholics carry a statue of Our Lady of Sheshan in procession in May 2009 (CNS/UCAN)

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Bishop Prasad Gallela of the Diocese of Cuddapah, India (CNS)

Bishop Prasad Gallela of Cuddapah was blindfolded, handcuffed and abducted shortly after celebrating Mass