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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

A member of the Pakistani Christian community holds a rosary and candle during a protest rally in Lahore last year to condemn the suicide attack on All Saints Church in Peshawar  (CNS)

16 years after the death of Bishop John Joseph, the Pakistani government still has much to do in order to protect Christians

A Pakistani Christian reads the Bible in the city of Peshawar (AP)

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Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis tames the wolf of Fleet Street

The Pontiff has restored the Church as an admirable and loveable presence on the world stage

A Christian woman mourns next to the coffin of her brother who was killed in a suicide attack at All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan (CNS)

More than 80 people die and 150 injured in suicide bombing at Protestant church in Peshawar

Women touch the coffin of a man killed in the Peshawar attack (AP)

Our Government deplores attacks on Christians but continues to support governments that make them possible

Officers guard a court in Islamabad during a hearing in the Rimsha Masih case (CNS)

Rimsha Masih to begin new life in North America

An unmanned drone flies over Afghanistan (Photo: PA)

Mark Shea says the Obama administration’s lawless drone campaign is claiming innocent lives

Recordings of the voices of many former popes, including Benedict XVI, feature in the new archive  (AP)

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Rimsha Masih is escorted to a helicopter (PA photo)

The mood in Pakistan is supportive of her. The government must not lose this opportunity to address the misuse of blasphemy laws