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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

Generation Hope premiered with events taking place across six continents

Generation Hope was filmed at the charity’s projects in Malawi, Haiti, and India and features Hollywood actor Gerard Butler

Pope Francis is driven through the crowd as he arrives in St Peter's Square on Saturday (AP)

Francis called for Fr Uzhunnalil and ‘all people kidnapped in areas of armed conflict’ to be set free

Indian policemen guard the Puttingal temple complex (AP)

An explosion at a Hindu temple killed at least 100 people and injured many more

Fr Walter Ciszek

It’s easy to feel powerless when a good priest such as Fr Tom Uzhunnalil is abducted, but we can pray to the souls of priests who were imprisoned unfairly

Women religious celebrate Mass in front of the tomb of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (CNS)

Pope Francis will preside over the consistory scheduled for March 15

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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