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Fr Franz Stock in an undated photo (CNS photo/courtesy franz-stock.org)

Man in San Francisco declared cancer free after family prayed to German Army chaplain Fr Franz Stock

Inquisition documents in the Vatican Archive. The reality is far less exciting than internet fantasists would have us believe Photo: AP/Arturo Mari, L'Osservatore Romano

Opening up would be the best way to tackle tedious but popular conspiracy theories around

Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hambrough was a member of the Bridgettines, nicknamed 'the hot cross bun nuns'

File on Mother Riccarda is sent to the Vatican to be studied by historians and theologians

The statue and the altarpiece brought back in procession through Cospicua on November 19, 1944

The return of the statue and painting of the Virgin Mary was celebrated by most of the island’s population

Ex-Royal Marine Thomas Edmondson, a decorated World War II veteran, addressed Year 4 children at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall, Lancashire. ‘When we arrived in France soon after D Day, the bombing made the ground shake 
and Caen was flattened,’ he told wide-eyed pupils. The children gained important insights from the encounter

Decorated World War II veteran addresses Year 4 pupils at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall, Lancashire

Keith Miles speaks at a Mass of Reparation in the Catholic church, Great Missenden, for Slovene Catholics who were murdered in 1945

A Mass of Reparation for harm done to Slovene Catholics at the end of the Second World War is held in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

The history group of Our Lady and St Paulinus, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

Parish reflects on its past

The history group of Our Lady and St Paulinus Church, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, launches second edition of book about men of the parish who lost their lives in the world wars

People pray silently during a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima (Kyodo)

Is the concept of just war still valid?

The memoirs of theologian Stanley Hauerwas make me think I could be a pacifist