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A boat off the coast of Papua New Guinea identified by the Associated Press as using slave fishermen (AP)

The Catholic Church has been commended by a US official over its response to caring for the needs of fishermen kept as slaves

The Carmelite Sisters of Mount Carmel Convent in Nairobi, Kenya (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Every institute of contemplative women religious will have to revise its constitutions in light of the new document

Carmen Hernandez (Neocatechumenal Way)

Together with Kiko Arguello, Hernandez founded the Way in the 1960s

Refugees receive clothing from volunteers on a street in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Mobile medical unit was donated by the Vatican to a volunteer group of doctors and nurses

Blessed Alojzije Stepinac enters a Zagreb courtroom in 1946 (CNS file photo)

Catholic and Orthodox commission seeks to ‘clarify some questions of history’ regarding Blessed Alojzije Stepinac

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of Egypt's al-Azhar mosque and university, during a private meeting in May (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Acting on Pope Francis’s wishes, a Vatican official is in Cairo to visit al-Azhar University

Pope Francis blesses a woman during an audience with people living in difficult situations from Lyon, France (CNS)

Addressing a crowd of homeless and impoverished pilgrims from France, the Pope instructed believers to pray for those who lack compassion

A fishing boat at sea (PA)

The Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travellers released a message for Sea Sunday

Muslim worshippers walk towards the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City (CNS)

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran for Eid al-Fitr was published by the Vatican last week

Pope Francis pets a tiger during an audience with circus members in Paul VI hall at the Vatican (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis also had a scary moment stroking a tiger