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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

Indian prelates, including Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay (centre), conduct a candelight protest against recent attacks on Catholic churches (CNS)

Archbishop criticises lack of government response after anti-Catholic violence mars election

Indian policemen look on as Christians protest against a spate of attacks on churches in New Delhi (AP)

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Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias (CNS)

Officials to investigate why Archbishop Roche and Archbishop Rugambwa’s visa applications were rejected

Centre: Archbishop Arthur Roche (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Denial of visas to Vatican officials comes amid heightened tensions over ‘re-conversion’ ceremonies

Christians deplore the recent attacks on churches in the Indian capital (AP)

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Pope Francis presents Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland with the pallium on June 29 2013 (CNS)

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Syro-Malabar Catholics in India. St Ignatius is their first church in England  (CNS)

Syro-Malabars will take over St Ignatius after it was closed last year

Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal urges Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to intervene