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Women who had sterilisation operations lie on hospital beds in Bilaspur, India (CNS)

More than a dozen young mothers in government-run sterilisation camps in central Chhattisgarh state

'Irish emancipation was a lonely campaign for Daniel O’Connell'

Why are we honouring Gandhi but snubbing the Irish leader who helped to inspire him?

Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion

Pope formally declares that Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion, a Carmelite nun, lived a life of heroic virtue

Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar of India was kidnapped on Monday (CNS)

Father Alexis Prem Kumar was reportedly abducted by a group of unidentified men

Ulf Ekman and his wife, Birgitta, meet the Pope on April 9

The founder of Scandinavia’s biggest Bible school on why he is becoming a Catholic

Archbishop Bernard Moras quoted Pope Francis In his opening address to the conference (CNS)

The Indian Christian Women’s Movement established after talks on the impact of the Second Vatican Council

Cardinal Oswald Gracias is one of the Pope's eight closest cardinal-advisers (AP)

One of the Pope’s advisers speaks out after Supreme Court in India restores ban on homosexual acts

Alison Davis

Obituary: Alison Davis

Alison Davis, who for 30 years was the representative of the SPUC disability group, No Less Human, was born on January 8, 1955. She died on December 3, 2013

People carry wooden crosses during a pilgrimage to St. Thomas International Shrine in Malayattoor, India (CNS)

An Anglican priest on how his spiritual journey is enhanced by traditions other than his own

A couple stands inside their destroyed home after Cyclone Phailin (CNS)

Work begins to help the estimated nine million affected by a cyclone