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His own life was a pilgrimage of joyful suffering towards a closer union with Christ

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His kidnapping five years ago has done the Palestinian cause no favours

The Queen’s cousin has set a fine example to fellow royals and fellow Catholics

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The recent scandals in the NHS highlight our society’s lack of respect for old people. We should offer more help to families caring for relatives, but we also have to change our attitude towards the elderly

Guardian angels come low down on the list of Christian beliefs, yet we should not dismiss them as ‘childish’

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