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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’

Bishop William Nolan at his installation in Galloway (Photo: Paul McSherry)

Bishop of Galloway says priests seek to ‘bring God to a country where so many do not know him’

Sister Nirmala, superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, stands in front of a portrait of Mother Teresa at the headquarters of the order in Calcutta (AP)

Sister Nirmala Joshi led the Missionaries of Charity from 1997 to 2009