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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

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