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Afghan children are seen in late May at a temporary shelter in an internally displaced persons camp on the outskirts of Balkh province, Afghanistan (CNS)

Pope Francis has chosen ‘Overcome indifference and win peace’ as the theme for the Church’s celebration on January 1

Cardinal Peter Turkson: Francis laments "widespread indifference to suffering' in encyclical (AP)

We must ‘hear how the poor suffer and how the earth is being mistreated’, Cardinal Turkson tells UN meeting on climate change

Pope Francis canonises four new saints in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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The Vatican is sending million to help west Africa (AP)

Money will be used to support and train clergy to help people afflicted with the virus

Cardinal Peter Turkson (PA)

‘Homosexuals are not criminals,’ says Ghanaian cardinal

Jesuit Father Michael Czerny (CNS)

Jesuit Father Michael Czerny denies claim made by Bishop Luigi Martella

Cardinal Turkson (CNS)

Cardinal Turkson has said that God has entrusted nature to man

The Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, marking the bombing on August 6 1945 (AP)

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Archbishop Silvano Tomasi (Photo: CNS)

More than 100,000 Christians killed each year, says Archbishop Silvano Tomasi

Pope Benedict addresses the United Nations in 2008 (AP)

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