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Pope Francis greets New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan (CNS)

Pope Francis will visit Washington DC, New, York and Philadelphia during September visit to the US

Catholics pray outside the Texas state Capitol in Austin, Texas (CNS)

The Supreme Court has temporarily blocked Texas from enforcing new requirements on abortion clinics

Francis greeting Benedict XVI in St Peter's Square last September (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis has reduced his schedule for the summer months

US President Barack Obama shares a laugh with Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis address the US Congress and the United Nations during upcoming visit

Catholics in the Philippines greet Pope Francis during his visit to the country (CNS)

A presidential official has said that same-sex marriage by Filipinos in a foreign country will not be recognised in the Philippines.

The White House is lit up in rainbow colours after the Supreme Court ruling (AP)

Ruling is ‘profoundly immoral and unjust’, says president of US bishops’ conference

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez

Archbishop Jose Gomez said legalisation of assisted suicide is wrong response to a public health crisis

Iraqi children play outside a tent in Ainkawa, near Irbil (CNS)

Cardinal Angelo Scola was joined by the Maronite Catholic patriarch on a visit to Irbil

Sister Nirmala, superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, stands in front of a portrait of Mother Teresa at the headquarters of the order in Calcutta (AP)

Sister Nirmala Joshi led the Missionaries of Charity from 1997 to 2009

'Mexico City approved same-sex marriage in 2009' (CNS)

The Mexican bishops’ conference has expressed disappointment with the court’s decree