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Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai (CNS photo)

Cardinal Gracias says he will personally ask the Pope to open the Cause of the 2008 martyrs

Nepalese who lost their home in the April 25 earthquake chop firewood in Lalitpur (CNS)

An economic blockade imposed by neighbouring India has heightened the crisis for Nepalese

Pope Francis pictured at the Nativity scene in St Peter's Square last year (CNS)

The figures will be used in Nativity scenes across Italy this Christmas

Indian Christians hold a candle light vigil after a fire destroyed the St Sebastian's Church in New Delhi, India, in 2014 (PA)

On its 50th anniversary, Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Freedom is more vital than ever

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An icon of the 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya by artist Tony Rezk

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Members of the Missionaries of Charity  (CNS)

The new rules have made it easier for single and divorced people to adopt

Painters work on a papal portrait on the side of a New York City office building (AP)

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Men carry small statue of St. Alphonsa through streets of Floral Park [CNS]

After the Mass and procession, attendees were able to venerate first-class relics of the saint and sample Indian fare

A mine in Brazil (CNS photo/EPA)

Firms must ‘adopt behaviour inspired by the fact that we are all part of one human family’